Just minutes from downtown Quebec City, E47 - Lac Delage is one of the most popular Fat Bike winter trail network in the world… and it becomes singletrack heaven in the summer. Fast developing, Empire 47 has projects 100km of new trails within the next 3 years. We had a taste of it today. The stage will be challenging, with lots of old school singletrack in the last half of the course... Bikes must be ready!
The Qué-Bikers were on for a 100% singletracks wild ride. Everyone had a blast in these the perfectly constructed singletracks with taxing climbs taking you to fast, fun and flowy descents punctuated with berms, wooden gangway, large rock slabs and crossings.
Amy McDougall and Tomi Misser, the 2 leaders, had the honor to cut the ribbon at the inaugural ceremony of the new jump trail that will surely become an important feature at E47. This new trail is a “QSE Heritage project” as it was partly funded by the event. As a non-profit organization, the QSE sponsors 5 heritage projects per year to bonify the experience of the Qué-Bikers and for everyone to use, following the event. Timed ascent and timed descent
La Montée de lait (milk run) served as the timed ascent for the day. The course allowed everyone to have 2 kicks at the cans. Click here
to see the full results.
1. Amy McDougall - South Africa
2. Sarah Kaufmann – USA
3. Jenn Rodgers – Canada
1. Tomi Misser - Spain
2. Theo Gattuso – France
3. Sebastien Rousseau - Canada
Everyone had a wild time in the timed descent of the Kamasutrail. That very narrow dynamite made tight alley between 2 large rocks near the bottom is always a challenge at blasting speeds... Some handlebars suffered! Celebrating is an important part of the Quebec Singletrack Experience!
The day ended with a special night, as all Qué-bikers and their family and friends had dinner at Montmorency Falls, the highest falls in North America. What a scene! The QSE is much more than a stage race. It is an experience on and off the bike!
It was the perfect set-up to celebrate Amy McDougall 30th birthday. Amy is considered as the best long-distance mountain biker ever to come out of South Afrika. She is 2 times Single speed World Champion (2012 and 2015). The 4th overall elite female rider at Absa Cape Epic in 2018. is leading the QSE after stage 3. “This incredible stage combined with this celebration at the falls: Best birthday ever!” She claims.
Everyone headed back to the hub in the luxury coach to rest for day 4 at Lac Beauport that is announced as a world premiere stage called 3 in 1.
Tomorrow’s stage in Lac-Beauport consists of 1- A short XCountry followed by 2- 3 specials in an Enduro and 3- a mini-marathon. Can’t wait! Should be a riot… Again!
The QSE runs from August 4 to 9 2019.
Presale registration for QSE 4 in 2020 begins on August 12, 2019, at noon.
You can register for an all-inclusive 6-day package including lodging for as low as $ 1,399 CAD ($1,050 USD) + taxes.