Big Red Gravel Run is a race almost entirely on private gravel roads and country lanes. This makes the event attractive because these roads are normally inaccessible and fenced off. This 130-kilometre race with 1,750 metres of positive elevation gain is an event not to be missed.
Crowsnest Pass is located southwest of Calgary on the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Last fall we discovered this somewhat unloved mining region of the Rocky Mountains. It's windy, chilly, even a little hostile and wild. But we loved the scenery so much that we decided to go back this year.
In case you haven’t heard of this route, I’m here to help you understand the reality of the trip. Do not be fooled by the ‘butter tart’ name and think it’s all about sweet treats and easy riding. The BT 700 is a serious adventure and not for the faint of heart.
Originally from Montreal and riding for over 10 years, Fred proudly wears the colors of the Messorem Cycling Club @messoremclubcycliste. You'll definitely see him at the 3 rides his club organizes weekly. With an average of over 20,000 km of road and gravel cycling under his belt each year, Fred is what we call a true enthusiast.
Personal trainer by profession, Guillaume is ready to take on all types of challenges. Formerly a Downhill rider, he now focuses on triathlons as a personal goal. He has truly dabbled in every type of cycling possible. A videographer and vanlife builder in his spare time, Guillaume is the ultimate role model for improving your physical and cycling performance.
He's the type of person you follow on Instagram and think, “WOW, how does he do it?” Day or night riding is no problem for him, as long as he finds ice cream pitstops along the way to refuel. Henri will complete one of the biggest challenges of his life this year; cycling across Canada in less than 30 days. We're telling you right now, not following Henri and his adventures is clearly missing out on a source of motivation for your 2022 season.
Krystel works as a development and partnership advisor for Opération Enfant Soleil and is the founder of Les limettes.cc, a cycling collective supporting female victims of domestic violence. She is also a partner at Le Braquet, so Krystel is definitely what we would call a natural philanthropist. In her free time, she loves to road cycle and partake in bikepacking adventures.
For some, it may seem like a vacation, but for others, training camps are very serious. For competitive cyclists, or even for those who want to start the season strong, training camps aren’t a game.
"Till April's dead, change not a thread" as they say in Quebec. But when we want to enjoy the outdoors on our bike at that time of year, we must go towards the south, right?
If you are in the Outaouais region with your bike, I suggest you discover Gatineau Park. Easy to access, the park offers several routes for road, gravel, and mountain biking with different elevation changes. Being closed off to vehicles makes it an excellent place to ride in complete safety.