GRANFONDO GARNEAU-QUÉBECOR PRESENTED BY CASCADES
Location Trois Rivières to SaintAugustin-de-desmaures, Que.
Date Aug. 13 Distances 120 km (gran fondo), 20 km (mini fondo)
Cost $99–$200, depending on distance and registration date, plus $30 for shuttle Website quebecgranfondo.com
Unless you have some kind of awesome setup going for you, opportunities to hop on your bike and ride from A to B without worrying about how you’ll get home are rare. Doing so with 3,000 other cyclists organized into pelotons is something special. The Granfondo Garneau-québecor starts in Trois-rivières, Que., and finishes in Saint-augustin-de-desmaures, where riders who signed up for the new 20-km mini fondo option will finish, too. You’ll feel even better about your accomplishment knowing the ride supports the Little Brothers organization, which provides support and companionship to seniors living below the poverty line.