The Granfondo Garneau-Québecor presented by Cascades is an annual 118 km bike ride between Trois-Rivières and St-Augustin-de-Desmaures,  now in its 8th year of existence. The goal of the event is to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for the Little Brothers Foundation. The event is intended both for cycling enthusiasts and experienced athletes. Last year, the event attracted nearly 2,500 riders.

The 8th edition will take place on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Riders will leave the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières at 9:00 am to arrive at the Louis Garneau Sports factory finish line in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures in the afternoon. Several groups will be formed according to cyclists’ average riding speeds.

Since its creation in 2009 by Louis Garneau, the Granfondo has been very much involved in the community to support the Little Brothers organization. In seven years, over $380,000 have been donated to the Foundation.

New contest for the first 2,000 registered participants!

Be between the 1,001st and 2,000 registered participants for a chance to win a home theater system worth $1,321, including a 55-inch television, a home theater amplifier and Momentum speakers.


  • Aug 11
  • Aug 13
  • Aug 14
  • Morning Preparation
  • After-noon
  • Arrival
17:00 - 20:00
Participant's kit pick up

You can collect your participant's pack that includes the jersey, the timing chip and the race number under the tent at the Louis Garneau Sports factory located at 30, des Grands-Lacs Street, in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.

  • Morning Preparation
  • After-noon
  • Arrival
Participant's kit pick up
13:00 - 16:00
Participant's kit pick up

You can collect your participant's pack that includes the jersey, the timing chip and the race number at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières.

  • Morning Preparation
  • After-noon
  • Arrival
Bus departures towards Trois-Rivières
05:30 - 06:15
Bus departures towards Trois-Rivières

Bus departures from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures towards Trois-Rivières before the event

Participant's kit pick up
07:00 - 09:00
Participant's kit pick up

You can collect your participant's pack that includes the jersey, the timing chip and the race number at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières.

09:00 -
Bus departures
13:30 - 17:00
Bus departures

Bus departures from Trois-Rivières towards Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures after the event

12:30 - 16:00
  • Morning Preparation
  • After-noon
  • Arrival
Press Room

Rates : 

From December 10th, 2015 to January 31st, 2016: $125
From February 1st, 2016 to May 31st, 2016: $130
From June 1st, 2016 to July 31st, 2016: $140
From August 1st, 2016 to August 10th, 2016: $150
From August 11th, 2016 to August 14th, 2016: $200
Other ways to register: Contact us at 418-878-2130 or visit us at 40, des Grands-Lacs street, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures 

* Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please Note: To register, you must be 18 or over at the date of the event.

Safety instructions

  The use of a helmet is mandatory.
  Wearing the event jersey is mandatory to participate in the ride.
  Always stay in a single file; do not leave the peloton.
  Follow the pace; participants that find themselves outside the group set by security vehicles will no longer be covered by the organization.
  Stop at traffic lights if there are no police officers on duty.
  Respect the highway safety code.
  Hydrate regularly.
  Remain careful and aware at all times.
  The triathlon bikes and bicycles with triathlon handlebars are not allowed.



Registration is closed.
Come back next year!





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Granfondo 2016 Collection

Here is our collection of complementary apparel to the 2016 Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor official jersey!

Please note that your orders will be delivered to you when retrieving your participant's pack on August 11, 13 and 14.

For those who did not order complementary apparel and would like to purchase some, we will have a limited quantity available for sale on site on August 11, 13 and 14. First come, first serve!

  • Sebastien Delorme
    Sebastien Delorme

    Sébastien Delorme has participated in dozens of television series, over 25 theatre productions and has played roles in several feature films. But when he is not occupied with his professional activities, he can often be seen riding his bike. In fact, after a life-long passion for the sport, he now conveys this passion to young cyclists. His cycling club, Xpress Quebecor, now counts over 65 members between the ages of 6 and 15 in the Montreal region. Spokesperson for several cycling events, this year he joins the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor team.


Have a question? Maybe there is an answer here for you!

Q1: When and where does the race start?

The start will be given at 9:00 am at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières, at 260, rue Dessureault, Trois-Rivières (Quebec) G8T 9T9.

Q2: When and where can I collect my participant’s kit?

You can pick up your participant’s kit which includes the jersey, the chronometer chip and the race number:

  • Thursday August 11, 2016, between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Louis Garneau factory located at 30, rue des Grands-Lacs, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures;
  • Saturday August 13 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières;
  • Sunday August 14, the day of the event, starting 7:00 am at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières.
Q3: Is there a shuttle service for the participants and their bikes?

A shuttle service, available at a cost of $30, will transport participants and their bikes from the Louis Garneau Sports factory in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures to the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center in Trois-Rivières. Participants can take the shuttle service in the morning to get to the start line in Trois-Rivières, or in the afternoon for the return after the event.
The morning of the event, several shuttles will be leaving the Louis Garneau factory between 5:30 am and 6:30 am. Specific parking spaces will be provided for participants.
For the return to Trois-Rivières after the event, the shuttles will be leaving the Louis Garneau factory starting 1:30 pm and until the end of event.

Q4: I’ve registered online, but I haven’t received a confirmation email. I am correctly registered?

If you don’t receive a confirmation email within the minutes following your registration, it’s because you are not correctly registered in our database. When you fill out the online registration form, make sure to complete all the spaces. If you submit the transaction and are brought back to the form, it means that one or more fields have not been filled out.

Q5: I am unable to sign up online, is there another way to sign up?

Yes, you can sign up by calling 418-878-2130 or in person by visiting the store located at 40, rue des Grands-Lacs in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The store’s business hours are:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Noon to 5:00 pm
Q6: What is the riders’ average speed?

It widely varies as we have cyclist of all levels. The morning of the event, several groups will be formed according to the speed groups specified by participants when signing up: 20-22 km/h, 22-24 km/h, 24-26 km/h, 26-28 km/h, 28-30 km/h, 30-35 km/h, 35-40 km/h and over 40 km/h. We ask that participants finish the course within maximum 6 hours.

Q7: Do I need a FQSC license?

The FQSC license is mandatory for all participants of an accredited event as it allows you to benefit from a liability insurance and a training accident insurance. Your FQSC license for the event is included in the registration fees. When collecting your participant’s kit, you will also need to sign the license document.

Q8: Is it possible to collect another participant’s kit?

Yes, it is: you will need the date of birth of the person for whom you are retrieving the participant’s kit. However, you cannot sign the FQSC license document in their place; they will have to come sign it at the Alphonse-Desjardins Sports Center before the beginning of the event.

Contact Us


Alphonse-Desjardins Sport Center
260, Dessureault Street
QC G8T 2R5
GARNEAU Sports Factory
30, des Grands-Lacs Street
QC G3A 2E6