June 20, 2011 (Mont-Tremblant, QC) – From September 9 to 11, 2011, Mont-Tremblant area will host the second edition of the 24h of Cycling, a sportive event which brings together cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts and philanthropists while raising the maximum donations to support sick children and those in need.
In its first year, the event had a great success and raised an impressive sum of $ 235 681 to benefit the Cedar’s Cancer Institute and Tremblant Foundation. The 24h of Cycling brings together teams of 6 to 12 participants relaying during 24 hours on the prestigious Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
A new partnership with The Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie
This year, the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie becomes an official recipient of Tremblant’s 24h of Cycling. Part of the donations will go to the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie’s programs, a non-profit organization that’s committed to promoting healthy lifestyle habits among young people, through physical activity and healthy eating, across Quebec.
« Pierre Lavoie rode with us at the first edition of the event and I was impressed by his message of hope and I agreed immediately with his vision for the Grand Défi. We both realized that the 24h of Cycling’s potential is as big as the 24h of skiing. » – Simon St-Arnaud, producer of the 24h of Tremblant
« Tremblant’s 24h of Cycling is a popular challenge open to cyclists of all levels. It is an opportunity to ride in teams in a safe and dynamic environment. For us, this is another way to raise money and promote healthy lifestyles among our youth. » – Pierre Lavoie
After living the experience of the 24h of Cycling in 2010, Jasey-Jay Anderson and Lyne Bessette accepted to take part in the challenge once again this year as ambassadors of the event.
“For me, the 24h of Cycling of Tremblant is a perfect match! Having the opportunity to raise money for children suffering of cancer, promoting physical activity and sharing my love for life and sport are easy actions that I couldn’t refused to get involved in. No one chooses to have cancer and together we can help to make a difference and give these children the chance to live fully.” – Lyne Bessette
From 10 to 77 years old
This year, the 24h of Cycling is proud to announce the implication of two members who represent the spirit and purpose of the event. Jean Perron, team captain in 2010, who raised the most money last year, increases his involvement by becoming the Honorary President of this year’s edition. At the age of 77, Mr. Perron fights against leukemia and wants to share his experience and send a positive message. Julien Pratte who is only 10 years old will take part in the event as well for fun, but also to cheer on participants by sharing his story related to brain cancer which he is has been fighting against since the age of 3.
Get your team ready!
The registration period is open and participants should form teams of 6 to 12 people who are up for the challenge, cycling from Saturday noon to Sunday noon at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant, a safe and pristine track of 4.3 km.
Several activities for participants and families are planned including a series of intimate concerts. For more information, visit www.tremblant.ca/24h
Be there on September 9, 10 and 11!