Gran Fondo Mont-trem­blant

LO­CA­TION Mont-trem­blant, Que. DIS­TANCES 45, 80, 125 or 160 km DATE May 27 gran­fon­dotrem­

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - SUDS & CYCLING -

While the devil is not a spon­sor for the Gran Fondo Mon­tTrem­blant, he has a pres­ence at the event. Rid­ers of all fondo dis­tances fol­low the Rivière du Di­able for a stretch. Near the cen­tre of the Mont-trem­blant re­sort – where the event starts and fin­ishes, and where many par­tic­i­pants stay – is a mi­cro­brew­ery called La Di­able. It does one hell of a lot of busi­ness dur­ing the fondo week­end. And right­fully so. In 2017, the night be­fore the fondo, the es­tab­lish­ment of­fered all par­tic­i­pants a dis­count on food and a two-for-one deal on a house beer. The one beer not part of the of­fer was La Di­able’s Ex­trême Onc­tion. There’s some wis­dom in that. Ex­trême Onc­tion is a de­li­cious, Trap­pist­style ale, but with 8.5 per cent al­co­hol by vol­ume…well, you wouldn’t want to march your fondo per­for­mance to­ward its Last Rites.

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