City 8 - Quebec FMB Event

Aug 7, 2013 at 5:00
Aug 7, 2013
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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...

Impressive start

Starting feature



Jeremy Witek at work

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.

Photo Anthony Desgagn s

One of the kicker

A Dirt Jump event right in the middle of the Old Qu bec City at Place d Youville. Don t miss it on August 8

Photo Anthony Desgagn s

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.

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40 Comments

  • + 30
 Just add a stage of urban DH race to top it off, Quebec would be an amazing spot for that kind of event. Just look at that wall ride Wink
  • + 6
 old quebec could definitely host an incredible urban dh race. Crashed Ice is done there and that barely scratches the potential for dh lines... and its easy to find a place to watch from Smile
  • + 5
 Velirium is sick: trials, Xc and DH wc, fmb, free show every nights. Add urban DH and they got it all covered!
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  • + 10
 Also the World Cup at Mt St Anne this weekend only 30 mins away > would be Sick week in QC
  • - 1
 the 30 mins. up now!
  • + 2
 it will be a sick week in QC
  • + 4
 @lilshredman 30 minutes away from the city, clearly youve never been to QC or MSA.
  • + 1
 friday night would have been better though
  • + 3
 @faith3jacobfox : i live downtown, 5 mins from d'youville, it's 40 mins exactly form parking lot to parking lot.
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  • + 3
 "an all-new dirt and freestyle course by none other than Cameron Zink" - so it should be good for doing lots of flips & 3s.
  • - 14
 and crashing...
  • + 2
 colin I'd love to see you hit the canyon gap and backflip the joyride 60 footer successfully
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  • + 4
 watching Matt Macduff hit this is gonna be insane
  • + 3
 Wonder if he's gonna have a brake? Haha I hope he does.
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  • + 2
 @Ynotgorilla First prize is $8000.00 The $500 is for the fan vote-in via text
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  • + 2
 i wish i could be home to see that ,it look awesome ......home sweet home haaaaa!!!
  • + 1
 wish i could be there too, sounds like a sick event and monster truck is a sick band
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  • + 1
 The forecast is calling for rain, anyone know if this event is going to happen tomorrow night for sure?
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  • + 1
 Check out the pic of matt macduff on the velirium web site. Classic!
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  • + 1
 is gonna be a livestream from this Event ?
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  • + 1
 cool!!!!!!...my city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 This is Awesome Cam!

and, is it gonba be a livestream from this ?`
  • + 3
 No livestream... Broadcasted on MAtv, a local TV chanel.
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  • + 0
 They should bring an event like this to Montreal!
  • + 0
 find a non-corrupted mayor first and the maybe it will happen...Smile
  • + 0
 Hahaha so true
  • + 2
 Or Toronto! Oh wait... same problem.
  • + 0
 Oh mayor here is a crook yours in on crack,,) hahaha
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  • - 3
 Who`s willing to risk their neck for 500 CAD? Jeez
  • + 5
 ..."riders with the most points move on to the final for a chance to win $8,000"... "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".
I think it's self explanatory...
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