27.8 miles
Distance
2,374 ft
Climb
-3,357 ft
Descent
1,679 ft
High Point
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ÉTAPE DE L'ANNÉE EN 2018 Déjà reconnue mondialement par les grands magazines de « mountain bike », la célèbre Neilson s’ouvre à vous. L’expérience culmine.

Si vous n’avez pas encore roulé la Neilson et les autres sentiers du secteur Shannahan de la Vallée Bras-du-nord, cette étape justifie, à elle seule, votre participation au QSE. La Neilson est un mélange parfait de tout ce que vous espérez d’un sentier de vélo de montagne dans un environnement unique : ponts de bois, dalles de granite, descentes serrées, montées techniques, « berms » et plus encore… Tout ça, immédiatement en bordure de la rivière Neilson animée de multiples chutes et cascades. Un sentier génial à rouler et absolument fantastique pour vos yeux !

Le secteur Shannahan, c’est aussi la Chute à Gilles, la montée de l’Aurore, la descente de la Boréale, la Beurre d’érable, etc. Vous en reparlerez pendant des heures après l’étape, et probablement même toute votre vie.

* Parcours court disponible. Décision au km 27

STAGE OF THE YEAR IN 2018! If you have not yet ridden the Neilson trail and others from the Shannahan sector of the Bras-du-nord Valley, this stage alone justifies the trip to the QSE. The Neilson is a perfect blend of everything you could wish for from a mountain bike trail in a unique environment: wooden gangway, granite slab crossing, tight descent, technical climb, berms and so much more. All of this right on the shore of the Neilson river, with its spectacular waterfalls and cascades. Incredibly exciting to ride, and delight for the eyes!

The Shanahan stage is also la “Chute à Gilles”, the climb of the “Aurore”, the “Boréale” descent, the sweet “Beurre d’érable”, etc. You will talk about it for hours after the ride, and most probably for the rest of your life.

* Shortcut available. Decision at km 27

Detailed Description
QSE 2019: Stage 5 - VBN Shannahan is a 28 mile intermediate race route located near Saint-Raymond Quebec. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 2,374 ft with a max elevation of 1,679 ft then descends -3,357 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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mpll4321 (Aug 28, 2021 at 16:31)
Trail L'Aurore
Trail très endommagé, je ne pense pas y retourner
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mpll4321 (Aug 28, 2021 at 16:30)
Trail La Boréale
Trail en mauvais état, j'ai pas été impressionnée.
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Mrjays (Aug 20, 2020 at 17:51)
Bonjour votre question est pertinente, à la base la chute à gilles et dans les deux directions, mais à partir de cet été, elle commence à partir de la chute, oui c'est pas clair car il ya encore une indication qui nous fait aller vers la chute. Les vidéos Facebook ne sont pas permis ici mais vous pouvez visiter la page de vallée bras du nord et regarder le vidéo du 29 juin et avancer à 1:20 merci.
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Mrjays (Aug 7, 2020 at 12:42)
Trail Petite ourse
Sentier le fun, mais aurait besoin d'un peu d'entretien.
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Gus (Jul 26, 2020 at 17:47)
Question a propos de la Chute a Gilles Trail:

Est elle Unidirectionnel vers La Chute?
Si oui il devrait avoir une balise pour indiquer que c'est seulement Sens Unique vers la chute, ll y a beaucoup de Riders qui partent de la Chute pour descendre vers la Blvd a Gerard/Sapinière. j'en ai rencontre une dizaine samedi, beaucoup de discussion a propos de qui a raison????? Moi je la considère unidirectionnel vers la chute.
merci.
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Patturg (Jul 1, 2019 at 17:43)
Vraiment hot !!!
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poclement (Aug 13, 2018 at 14:50)
Trail La Boréale
Sentier technique et d'un rythme soutenu.
Beau tracé MTB mais paysages quelconque.
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cryingfoot (Dec 17, 2017 at 18:58)
Trail La Boréale
Monté 1m! Lol i wish.
Super trail!
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jackygag (Nov 11, 2015 at 19:20)
Une vrai montagne russe! Vraiment l'fun et accessible! Son défaut est probablement d'être un peu trop populaire. :-(
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CRCcrew (Sep 3, 2015 at 6:00)
Trail Sucre d'Orge
meehhh...
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CRCcrew (Sep 3, 2015 at 6:00)
Trail L'Aurore
Very nice climb! But needs a bit of love!
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CRCcrew (Sep 3, 2015 at 5:59)
Trail La Boréale
By far the best trail at VBN!
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jeremoui (Oct 25, 2016 at 18:08)
Trail La Boréale
I agree!
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Blawrence (Aug 18, 2015 at 8:10)
Stunningly beautiful waterfall ride, moderately technical in spots.
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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 2 miles distance
  • 847 ft climb
  • -101 ft descent
2 Timed Section
  • 1 mile distance
  • 12 ft climb
  • -759 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Thursday August 8, 2019 at 10:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for QSE 2019: Stage 5 - VBN Shannahan mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -983 ft
  • Altitude min
    656 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,639 ft
  • Altitude end
    656 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -38.3%
  • Grade min
    38.7%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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