Video: October Colours On Quebec City's Best Trails

Dec 23, 2019 at 11:57
by Anthony Cloutier  
Views: 8,442    Faves: 29    Comments: 0


We shot this mountain bike video last October on the East Coast, near Québec City. It was the last week the trails were open in the fall and shot the video was shot over two days in Vallée Bras-du-Nord and Sentiers du Moulin. It was done just for fun and to share our love for the sport. Hope you enjoy!

35mm Film shot of Behind the scene VBNxSDM bike shoot



52 Comments

  • 24 0
 Stoked to keep seeing these videos from Quebec City keep popping up. Planning to move the family there in a little over a year. Been practicing my French for a few months now. Riding looks awesome I can’t wait to try it out this summer.
  • 8 0
 Bienvenue
  • 1 0
 What's taking you there?
  • 6 0
 @j-t-g: I work from home for a software company so I can choose where I want to live. I want to be near family on the east coast and I want a place in Canada with good mountain biking. We are planning to visit this winter and next summer to check things out. Looks like a great place to be.
  • 1 0
 @speeder: I got in touch for a job in QC City few weeks ago as a bike mechanic/salesman, but I had doubts about the nearby surroundings and their immediate mtb potential. How far in term of km/time are the closest trails and interestings spots from Quebec City?
  • 3 0
 @softsteel: from city centre, it's a 20 drive to go to sentiers du moulin and 40min for mont ste anne and vallée du bras du nord. There are other riding spots but those are the main ones.
  • 2 0
 @softsteel: you have Lac Delage 20 minutes from downtown as well + Vallée Bras du Nord 45min away + Le Massif opening a new bike park next summer. I don't think there's a city east of the rockies in Canada that has better trail access (quality, diversity and proximity).
  • 2 0
 @jlb1: Seriously? Le Massif is opening a bike park? That's amazing - I've always thought it would be a fantastic setting for one.
  • 1 0
 @j-t-g: Yeah but easy trails at least for the first year... It's a club med resort now. You can find some videos on youtube, they opened it for a week-end or something like that, this fall.
  • 1 0
 @softsteel: You'll need a car but it's the best you can find in Québec! Montreal would be better for @darkcanuck as you can live there without speaker a word of english but you'll have a bit more of driving to do and not as much trails or as good quality trails! Quebec city is the place to be!
  • 1 0
 @Timo82: There will be a Club Med at Le Massif but Le Massif will not be a Club Med - it's just an all-inclusive hotel at the resort. The resort is still independent and should remain like that for the foreseeable future!
You are right about the trails being mostly for intermediates for now but leave it a couple of years and it has the potential to be an incredible riding spots!
  • 2 0
 @jlb1: Okay!

Yes I know and can't wait until they have some black trails! I'll go try it next summer just for the nice view! Big Grin
  • 7 0
 Not sure why it was called "October colours" - they missed the colours by about 3-4 weeks. More like "fall is over, winter is around the corner" - aside from the misleading title, nice vid. To anyone who hasn't seen autumn colours in QC - it is pretty amazing. One of the things I miss from back east. The only thing remotely like it in BC is the golden Larch's in the Kootenays.
  • 5 0
 Not sure what I like better when I rode QC- the sick trails or the freakin delicious Poutine! sooo good!
  • 6 3
 With the closing of a large chunk of kingdom trails, I hope these trails don’t get overrun with douchebag overflow headed norf.....
  • 2 0
 Kingdom is closing trails?
  • 3 0
 @downhere67: yeah several landowners pulled out of the KTA agreement and will not allow mountain bikers. It’s basically the middle of darling hill so that’s pretty brutal. The rumors (and as far as I know it’s just rumors) are they are tired of interacting with douchey MTB on their property and would also like to ride horses on their own properties and the KTA was inflexible about that.
  • 3 0
 I don't think you have to worry about that too much, different clientele between QC and KTA. Most of the people I know that go to KTA have no business riding anything but the blues around QC.
  • 1 0
 @thisspock: Yeah - one lets bikers or the KTA use ones land but is not allowed to ride horses there - what could possibly go wrong here.....
  • 3 0
 These trails are gnarly enough to keep off most of those who love Darling Hill. I will definitely miss that I never got to hit Tap n Die with my kids.
  • 2 0
 @Boondocker390: Not so. Most of my friends from Quebec City and around do ride in KT.
  • 1 0
 @cool3: There's plenty of people that like gnarly stuff that come and ride KT I'm sure, but the majority of KT traffic is XC rider types and families who have no business riding the trails around QC. I was saying you don't have to worry about those riders overrunning places like sentiers du mulin.
  • 3 1
 @davidvonslingshot , I'm glad someone else recognizes the problems Montrealites bring to Kingdom Trails. There's been a lot of discussion since the few land owners pulled out, but few want to point fingers at the "me first" attitudes the French-lite bring to this small community.

Just for the record, we don't want them, their matching spandex outfits, or poseur "overland" rigs here either.
  • 3 0
 @k1creeker: the douchebaggery doesn’t just come from Montreal/Quebexicans - they come from far and wide, America included.
Love KT - hate the fact it’s so popular it blew up.

Nothing worse than full send down tap and die only to find half way down - a group of “tourists” standing in the middle of the trail wearing flipflops on rental bikes crying their eyes out.

The landowners are fully right to yank access. It was a ticking timebomb....
  • 3 0
 @k1creeker: you have the most most generalizing, xenophobic attitude I can imagine. Most Montrealers shred like mofos, and are nice as anything. Try not to be such a blatant douche.
  • 1 0
 @Boondocker390: Well, to each his own: most of my friends with whom I'm riding in KT are more trail/enduro-oriented riders.
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: Just going on my experience riding at KT since their marketing efforts intensified. The ability to "shred " is not the reason trails are being closed to cyclists. It's rider volume and attitude.

Attitude like this:
"No, francophones don't apologize for shit."
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: Well said!
  • 2 0
 Nice vid guys! Awesome work! Love the Patrol. I hope the next version has #JUNKINTHETRUNK170MM
  • 2 0
 multiple simultaneous product placement. Must be the new normal... .....still, I enjoyed the video.
  • 3 0
 Nice riding, nice edit. Good job!
  • 2 0
 Next time do it downtown.
  • 2 0
 Half-serious question: do francophone Canadians say "désolé" a lot?
  • 6 5
 No, francophones don't apologize for shit.
  • 1 0
 À 1:10 cest aux parc montchatel?
  • 2 1
 Je travails un peu sur cet piste chaque an!
  • 1 0
 October colors with a tame video, great thinking...
  • 2 0
 Pretty sick trails man.
  • 2 4
 Watched this several times and then just added it to Favs! In a era of labels like , "down country" and "Enduro lite" its sick to see #OLDSCHOOLFREERIDE ! Sick Vid!!
  • 5 0
 This is not old school freeride lol
  • 3 0
 Not even close to old school freeride, it's plain old trail,riding with small jumps ( not that there's nothing wrong with that)
  • 2 1
 @garneau565: Coming from a 24 year old. Still in pre-school boy.
  • 4 1
 @ybsurf: You're old enough to remember what pure fun was with mt biking. Any jump was sick. Any jump is still sick. Progressing and pushing each others limits was where it was at, not all this clip comparing and edit upping stuff. Promote the stoke. That's why we ride. For the fun of it. We're not pro. We ride for fun. Do that and encourage people. I love to see the stoke in people riding bikes and I love to watch the vids that they make. This vid reminds me of how it was before wheel size was even a topic of discussion. #OLDSCHOOLFREERIDE.
  • 3 1
 @garneau565: Too cool for OLDSCHOOL. Some day boy, you'll get there.
  • 1 3
 @tatertottwo: you Quebexicans are a different breed. If this is OG freeride, you can have it. Just keep your dreadlocks and van life out of BC lol
  • 3 4
 More like “Video: an exercise in camera angles to prop up miniature features”
  • 1 0
 Ma un’altra cazzata
  • 1 4
 Why buying scott clothing and ride transition? Why?
  • 3 0
 Scott makes quality apparel and Transition makes quality bikes.
  • 3 0
 Run what ya brung. Really does it matter what you ride/wear? Let the riding skills/trails/scenery make the vid, not the brand police.
  • 1 0
 ??? I wear whatever clean-ish and ride whatever’s tuned up best...

“ I’d love to ride my 160mm bike but my only clean shirt matches my hardtail! Guess I’m climbing today... Frown

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