QUE­BEC SINGLETRACK EX­PE­RI­ENCE SMART TRAIN­ERS

LIV­ING THE DREAM

Pedal Magazine - - Front Page - by Paul Craig

The op­por­tu­nity to com­pete in a seven-day moun­tain-bike event that in­cludes World Cup singletrack while stay­ing in a world-class city is some­thing nor­mally re­served for Euro­pean events. How­ever, the Que­bec Singletrack Ex­pe­ri­ence [QSE] has cre­ated ex­actly that in an ad­ven­ture that com­bines the va­ri­ety of a multi-stage event with the sim­plic­ity of an all-in­clu­sive va­ca­tion. When I got the call from Pedal, I was on Cloud Nine and stoked to head east and “live the dream.” Af­ter reg­is­tra­tion and ori­en­ta­tion, the Que­bec Singletrack Ex­pe­ri­ence 2017 be­gan with a po­lice-es­corted night ride through the streets of Old Que­bec. The peo­ple of the City of Que­bec wel­comed us with cheers from the cafes and restau­rants as we rode to the Chateau Fron­tenac to pose for a photo. Later, we made our way to the Ci­tadelle du Que­bec, where we had a spec­tac­u­lar view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. The City of Que­bec was ab­so­lutely stun­ning for this first-timer, and know­ing that we had the lux­ury of stay­ing in this world-class city while we spent our days rid­ing the lo­cal trails re­mains an as­tound­ing ad­ven­ture to me.

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