Built By Hand

While the trail might be named “Slab City,” there are plenty of tire-hungry rock gardens between the massive hunks of granite. As the visionary behind Slab City, Nicolas Sauvé knows every inch of the trail, along with the lines that sneak through the rock gauntlets. NIKON, 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600

Built By Hand Tireless Dedication at Sentiers du Moulin

Having grown up during the formative years of Quebec’s mountain bike scene, Les Sentiers du Moulin (SDM) holds a special place in my heart.

Some of my fondest memories are of people dedicating their time to develop mountain biking in this beautiful place, and its story is representative of Quebec’s overall growth into one of the world’s major mountain bike destinations.

My mother used to drive me to the local riding club’s weekly training evenings at SDM, and it was the site of my first-ever cross-country race in 2006, when I was 13 years old. Since those days, I’ve seen the local trail network blossom into a thriving hub of mountain bike culture, thanks to years of tireless volunteer work in the forms of trailbuilding, coaching and race organization.

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