Attention thrill seekers: City8, presented by Vidéotron, is gearing up to be the urban event of the summer. Don’t miss some of the world’s top athletes tackle an all-new dirt and freestyle course by none other than Cameron Zink, a top-name designer who has worked on the X-Games and the Red Bull Rampage.
On Thursday evening at 6 p.m., Vélirium is coming to Place D’Youville in downtown Québec City...
An FMB event
A blend of music and extreme sports, City8 has been given silver event status by the prestigious Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour (FMB). The athletes will be out to impress the judges as they tackle a course made up of eight obstacles designed by Jeremy Witek of Global Action Sports Solutions—riders with the most points move on to the final for a chance to win $8,000. Athletes include Canada’s Brayden Barret Hay (ON), Mitch Chubey (BC), Andrew Bigelow (ON), Justin Skinner (ON) and Matt MacDuff (ON), while the United States, England and Sweden are also represented.Full Athlete Listing Here.
Judges will use range, execution, difficulty, landing, and general impressions to decide which athletes end up on the podium. Judges Kyle Ebbett, Chris Lawrence, and Adam Hauck, all familiar faces, will have the tough job of judging a competition that promises to be hotly contested, while a giant screen at the end of the course will make sure no one misses a second of the action. The crowd will be able to text their vote for their favourite athlete as soon as the competition ends, with the rider receiving the most votes taking home $500 courtesy of Vidéotron. Members of the public who cast their vote are also in with a chance of winning a VIP Vélirium package courtesy of Vidéotron.Monster Truck Rock
After the final featuring the evening’s eight best riders, Monster Truck, a Rock 100.9 presentation, will take to the stage at Place D’Youville. The group from Hamilton, Ontario, has made a name for itself with its hard rock with a hint of the blues and opened for Guns N’ Roses at the Québec City Summer Festival this past July. The foursome of Jon Harvey, Jeremy Widerman, Brandon Bliss, and Steve Kiely will be sure to have the crowd back on its feet after the show put on by the City8 athletes! And remember to end the evening in style after the show as you rub shoulders with the athletes at the Taverne on Grande Allée for the after party.About Vélirium
Corporation Coupe du Monde de vélo de montagne Mont-Sainte-Anne has tasked GESTEV with putting on a UCI World Cup event at Mont-Sainte-Anne since 1991. Created in 2003, Vélirium is an international mountain bike festival built around the UCI World Cup, featuring a host of amateur races and sports, family, and cultural events. Vélirium is a certified “Level 2 responsible event” by Bureau de normalisation du Québec.About Vidéotron
Vidéotron is a Canadian telecommunications and entertainment pace-setter that has become the industry leader in Québec by virtue of its customer-focused, employee-driven vision. It is a dynamic, fast-growing company committed to harnessing the latest technology to deliver the best possible entertainment experience. Recognized as a provider of top-quality products and services and superior customer service, and underpinned by a corporate culture of excellence, Vidéotron is proud to support Vélirium and to bring mountain bike fans all the excitement of this unique event on the slopes of Mont-Saint-Anne.View all images here