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4th Annual Saguenay Bike Show a Success

by John Symon

April 12, 2017 (Saguenay, QC) – The fourth annual bike show (Salon du Vélo) was held here on April 1 & 2, attracting some 6,000 visitors. The event touched an all types of cycling: road, mountain biking, BMX, urban biking, fat biking, and e-bikes. As well, for the first time ever, the show also included exhibitors from the sport of running.

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“The 4th edition ended with the theme of success and great satisfaction from every point of view,” organizer Jean-François Brassard told Pedal. “We achieved our goal of having 6,000 visitors, we were full in terms of exhibitors, having more than 6,000 square feet of bike show exhibits.”

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“François Beaumont, Canadian sprint triathlete, acted as the spokesperson for this edition. We were lucky enough to receive more than 14 representatives from the biggest brand names in bicycling, running equipment and sports clothes. We also had a dozen speakers including Patrick Charlebois, a marathoner who completed 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. We also had Jude Dufour who is the personal trainer of local Olympic mountain biker, Léandre Bouchard. We had ultra cyclist Jessica Belisle, along with marathoner blogger Nathalie Bisson, not to mention the high-flying SAG BMX show including Canadian BMX champion, Robby Compartino and the unicycle and mini-cycle acrobatics of the Fous du Roi.”

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Saguenay is a city of about 150,000 some 200km north of Quebec City and is the largest city in a self-contained area that also includes adjacent Lac St. Jean. Despite being so far north, cycling seems very popular in this region that has produced many top cyclists. Adult admission to the show was $6 while family tickets sold for $18.

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Brassard also thanked his event sponsor, Promutuel as well as his team and many volunteers. He is already preparing for the 5th edition of his show in 2018.

Show website here.

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