CONTEST: “Win a Bicycle Getaway in the Outaouais and a Miele Preza XD bicycle”

The Outaouais region is a prime destination for cyclists of all levels, with 600 km of bike trails winding through Gatineau and Ottawa and 200 km in the surrounding countryside. It’s also home to three family-friendly cycling events: the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, the BMR Tour de la Petite-Nation and the Vélo MSM Mountain Fest.

To encourage cyclists to discover the Outaouais region by bike, Outaouais Tourism has organized a contest with a grand prize of a summer 2017 bicycle getaway in the Outaouais and a Miele Preza XD hybrid bike (total value $1,000). You’ll have time to train for the cycling event of your choice, and you’ll have a great bike to do it with!

The getaway package is for 2 people and includes:

Registration for the 2017 cycling event of your choice: Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, BMR Tour de la Petite-Nation or Vélo MSM Mountain Fest
2 room nights, double occupancy
Admission to Nordik Spa-Nature to soothe those aching muscles
A Miele Preza XD hybrid bicycle (retail value $600) donated by Bicyclette de Hull and Procycle Aylmer

The contest closes on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau
The 2016 Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau takes place June 2–5, 2016. Certain races are reserved for the elite of the cycling world, but there are lots of events for amateurs, including the Medio Fundo (69.3 km) and Gran Fundo (111.8 km) races in beautiful Gatineau Park. Sign up now for this exciting challenge!

BMR Tour de la Petite-Nation
The 10th anniversary edition of the BMR Tour de la Petite-Nation, coming up June 11 and 12 in the municipalities of Papineauville and Chénéville, features rides for cyclists of all ages. Routes range from 42 to 100 km in length; there’s also a 29-km family circuit and a 1.6‑km family loop.

Vélo MSM Mountain Fest
This is the second year for the Vélo MSM Mountain Fest at Mont Ste-Marie, July 24–26. The 2015 edition attracted nearly 500 people! Mountain Fest is a mountain biking weekend packed with activities for the whole family. The chairlift will be running on Saturday and Sunday to get you and your bike to the top of the hill. The downhill part is up to you!

Read the rules of the contest