21.5 miles
2,234 ft
-2,291 ft
1,400 ft
High Point

Bienvenue dans le secteur Shannahan, le côté sauvage de la Vallée bras-du-Nord. Vous y découvrirez la forêt boréale québécoise dans toute sa splendeur, roulerez sur le granit du bouclier canadien, longerez des rivières et des cascades spectaculaires.

À partir de l’accueil de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord, le peloton se dirigera à vitesse contrôlée jusqu’à la ZEC Batiscan-Neilson, où les cyclistes seront libérés en direction du sentier Neilson nord, réputé dans le monde pour son décor naturel grandiose. L’émerveillement se poursuivra au fil des pistes Neilson Sud, Tomahawk et Chute à Gilles, pour culminer avec la descente de la Légende, un sentier unique en son genre, d’où vous découvrirez une vue incroyable.

Attention: Pour le ravito, les premiers soins et l'assistance technique neutre, se fier à carte et ne pas se fier au profil généré par l’application, qui les place en début de parcours. Ils sont bien situés au kilomètre 19.5.
Welcome to the Shannahan sector, the wild side of the Vallée Bras-du-Nord. Here you'll discover Quebec's boreal forest in all its splendor, ride on the granite of the Canadian Shield, and pass spectacular rivers and waterfalls.
From the Bras-du-Nord Valley reception area, the group will ride at a controlled speed to the Batiscan-Neilson recreation area (ZEC), where the cyclists will be released on the Neilson North trail, renowned in the world for its magnificent natural setting. The wonderment will continue along the Neilson South, Tomahawk and Chute à Gilles trails, culminating in the descent of the Legend, a unique trail from which you will discover an incredible view.

Attention: For the feeding station, first aid and neutral technical assistance, trust the map and do not trust the profile generated by the application, which places them at the beginning of the course. They are correctly located at kilometer 19.5

Detailed Description
QSE 2022: Stage 5 - VBN Shannahan is a 22 mile intermediate race route located near Saint-Raymond Quebec. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 2,234 ft with a max elevation of 1,400 ft then descends -2,291 ft.
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Route Sections

1 Timed section
  • 4,298 ft distance
  • 344 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
2 Timed section
  • 1 mile distance
  • 4 ft climb
  • -301 ft descent

Trails in Route

Neilson Sud2 miles
Chute à Gilles1 mile
Sapinière390 ft
Tomahawk3,077 ft
Légende1 mile

Route POI

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Mechanical StationMechanical Station


  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Thursday August 18, 2022
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    Mountain Bike
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More Stats for QSE 2022: Stage 5 - VBN Shannahan mountain bike route
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    5 hr 48 min
  • Altitude change
    -57 ft
  • Altitude min
    641 ft
  • Altitude start
    717 ft
  • Altitude end
    659 ft
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  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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