Some news from endurance aventure - June 2015


Summer is already here: can it be true?

If you're like us and you always find a way to enjoy every seasons and every conditions to play outside, you probably didn't even realized it!


So here are some news about Endurance Aventure.

The organization of the Gaspesie International Raid is going on!

The team in charge of tracing the course of the race spent two weeks building it and we can assure you that the racers won't be disapointed by its beauty and diversity. Fortunatly for the racers, some sites and course tests will remain only as good stories to tell!

The registrations for the Gaspesie International Raid (www.raidinternationalgaspesie.com) are almost over as there are only 8 spots left on 140. The Raid already count with more than fifty teams from 15 countries. Moreover, 250 youths from Gaspésie, 12 international reporters and an important TV production team will also take part in this great adventure that will be held from September 10 to 13.

About the TV show produced on the GIR 2014, the organization has just received the official distribution datas: the Gaspésie region and the athletes that were on the GIR 2014 have been seen in more than 40 countries for a total broadcasting time of 2 145 hours, notably on the following channels: FOX USA, FOX SPORTS ASIA, SKY Europe and RDS Canada.

To see the TV shows:

https://vimeo.com/113526197 (English version)

https://vimeo.com/113526198(version française)



In July, the team responsible for tracing the race course and the TV team will be back in Gaspésie for two weeks in order to fix the last details of the race course and find the best spots to shoot the atheltes in action in the most beautiful spots of the area.

The GIR on the frontpage of the Géo Plein air Magazine (with Karine Bélanger staring)

« A race that makes one happy »

This is the title of the article published in the last edition of the Géo Plein air magazine written by Pascal Girard, telling his experience at the 2015 GIR with his teammate Dominic Guérin as part of the team Géo Plein air/Profs dans le Bois. Both teachers will be back for the 2015 edition along with two students this time to form the quartet Profs dans le bois et élèves / Géo Plein air. They will take part of the 300 K challenge! The magazine is presently on sale.



Boutique Vélo-Café

Vélo-Café Endurance Aventure offers special prices for the athletes who subsribed to the GIR 2015 or one of the EA events in 2014-2015 series. During the wole summer, the Vélo-Café team (composed of triathletes, trail runners, AR racers, bikers, etc.) will be happy to welcome you, to offer you some conseling and a 15 % off on all accessories and clothes in store and on bike repairs. All you have to do is to tell us that you took part in an EA event in 2014-2015.

The Vélo-Café team is growing and we are proud to welcome among us a young skimo and trail running adept, Arnaud Boisvert. We are also happy to have a great new mecanician in the team, Vincent Fillion, who is crazy about biking, and a specialist of Ultra Trail with many participations to the Vermont 100 miles!

You're looking for a triathlon bike, a mountain bike for the AR races, Xterra, etc., a road bike or one of our favorite: the new adventure bikes (road and dirt road)? Come see us, we are retailers for Felt, Norco and Fuji.



The Vélo-Café ambassadors' team is very busy this Spring!

The Vélo-Café Endurance Aventure is proud to support the endurance and adventure sports athletes aged between 16 and 70 years old. 

Here are some news about the team:


At the beginning of May, Jeff Rivest, Phil Deguire, Daniel Poirier and Christian Étard, along with and encouraged by Arnaud Boisvert, reached the 125th place over 300 at the Trofeo Mezzalama in Itlaly, concluding the 45 km race with 4 000 m of vertical gain in about 10 hours. This race is considered the most technical and difficult of the circuit as it passes over crests and summits at a medium height between 3 800 and 4 300 m. The race course is beautiful thought and the atmosphere exceptionnal!

Here are two short videos showing the adventure:





The triathlon season had a great start for the young Matthew Leboloch who performed well at the Coupe du Québec, as well as for Katy Létourneau who reached the 2nd place at the 70,3 Ironman of Tremblant for the category 45-49. 


Annie St-Georges also did a great performance at the 70,3 Ironman of Tremblant, showing that she is on the right path to complete the Ironman in Tremblant in August.

Roger Girard keeps the shape as he won podiums at the Coupe du Québec and did a great performance at the Ironman.

Finaly, our favorite triathlete, Eva Alexy, our elder of the over 60 category, counts with more than 5 Ironman participations. She continues her training in order to do the Tremblant Ironman. She often come to see us at the Café with her multi purpose bike (not the typical triathlon bike) and bring us eggs during her trainings.

Raids Aventure

Team Mundial St-Raymond/Raid International Gaspésie composed of Lyne Bessette, Danny Déry-Chamberland, Dominic Drolet and Martin Hardy has participated to the the Corsica Raid at the beginning of June, proudly representing the GIR. They wore the yellow shirt for 3 days and 1 night. Then they were forced to abandoned the race after a teammate got sick, something that often happen in this kind of intensive race. The team has however very well recuperated and is happy of the experience. They will be back for the Gaspésie Raid in order to defend their title: Champions of the 300 K, team of 4 mixt and 3rd overall at the 2014 edition!


Ultra Trail Running

Thumbs up for our mecano Vincent Fillion for his 3rd place at the 12 hours ULTRA TRAIL ESTRIE.



This Spring was the first edition of the kayak race between Eastman and Bolton-Centre on a wonderful 15 km course including two nice river sections and the crossing of Trouser Lake. It's three Adventure racers of the region who won the 3 first places: Daniel Poirier, Pascal Laroche and Francine Lambert. But according to us, the performance of the day goes to Bernard Garnier, 74 years old from Magog, who did the race in less than 2 h 20 min, surprising the organization who seemed a little bit worried to see him on the starting line as they tought he would be kayaking for 3-4 hours. Bernard is a very inspiring road model!

Spéléologie/Via ferrata

Bastien Michau, race director of the Gaspésie International Raid and speleologist, is actually working on the installation of a via ferrata in a cave at La Rédemption, in the Quebec's second deepest cave, in Gaspésie, that will soon be open to the public!




During the whole summer, we will be following some people crazyer than the average, so if you want us to talk about you, please write to us!

We wish you a wonderful summer full of crazy experiences, explorations and adventures!









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Jean-Thomas Boily
Co-President Finance & Operations
Cross-country skiing Olympian


Daniel Poirier
International multi-sport athlete


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Bastien Michau
Project director/Speleologist
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