DETAils of the 2017 edition will be unveiled shortly. until then, please refer to THE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO 2016 below.


MATCHLESS.
MONUMENTAL.
MYTHICAL.

La Classique des Appalaches—or Appalachian Classic—was created to allow riders in Eastern Canada and the U.S. Northeast to extend and end the season in grand style. Among the most unique and challenging one-day races in North America, it comprises ascents reaching over 2,700 meters (8,860 ft) and an epic journey some 135 km (84 mi.) both on asphalt (90 km/56 mi.) and graded dirt roads (45 km/28 mi.).

The jewel in its crown has to be the finish atop Mount Arthabaska, a rise of 2.6 km/1.6 mi. at 6.7%, including a beautiful 300 meters at 12%! Well worth the $12,000 in prizes—and the mythic immortalization—awaiting the winners. Oh, and the first to cross the finish line will also be rewarded by receiving their weight in maple syrup... kind of a sweet deal!


$12,000 IN PURSES—GUARANTEED

Prize money total amount is guaranteed, and will be distributed pro rata to the inscriptions. In addition, depending on the numbers in each classification, the last position offering you the chance get your hands on a prize could be anywhere between 5th and 15th place.

 As a first step, to determine prizes available in each category, a pro rata calculation will be made using the following formula:

Then, as a 2nd step, the size of the categories will determine each grouping’s share of the total, with three possible scenarios (note: the table reads horizontally, from left to right):

Note that regardless of the scenario considered, FQSC scales will be met and/or exceeded. At the time of writing, all four 2015 classes are in effect for the 2016 edition. The organization reserves the right to adjust or redesign classes, if called for by number of entries and if sufficient time exists to do so before the event.


MEN’S PRO/ELITE PELOTON

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 – START TIME 10:50am

KEY INFORMATION

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16221019

  1. 132.5 km (82.3 mi.), with 45km (28 mi.) on compacted dirt roads
  2. Climbing more than 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) (elevation/distance ratio= 2%)
  3. New Start area at Complexe Sacré-Coeur
  4. Finish at the summit of Mont Arthabaska
  5. UCI license is mandatory. Quebec resident can purchase a one-day license from the FQSC ($20).
  6. Racing categories:
  • Professional or semi-professional
  • Senior 1 & 2
  • Junior

 


 

AMATEUR ‘A’ PELOTON - OPEN

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 – START TIME 10:00AM

KEY INFORMATION

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16220946

  1. 116 km (72 mi.), with 30km (18.6 mi.) on compacted dirt roads
  2. Climbing more than 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) (elevation/distance ratio= 1.89%)
  3. New Start area at Complexe Sacré-Coeur
  4. Finish at the summit of Mont Arthabaska
  5. UCI license is mandatory. Quebec resident can purchase a one-day license from the FQSC ($20).
  6. Racing categories:
  • Masters Men 1 (30-39)
  • Masters Men 2 (40-49)
  • Seniors 3
  • Entry Category

AMATEUR ‘B’ PELOTON - OPEN

September 17, 2016 – START TIME 10:20am

KEY INFORMATION

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16220946

  1. 116 km (72 mi.), with 30km (18.6 mi.) on compacted dirt roads
  2. Climbing more than 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) (elevation/distance ratio= 1.89%)
  3. New Start area at Complexe Sacré-Coeur
  4. Finish at the summit of Mont Arthabaska
  5. UCI license is mandatory. Quebec resident can purchase a one-day license from the FQSC ($20).
  6. Racing categories:

Men ranking:

  • Masters Men 3 (50-59)
  • Masters Men 4 (60+)

Women ranking:

  • Pro/Elite Women
  • Masters Women
  • Juniors Women

A BREATHTAKING FINISH IN EVERY SENSE

The finish of each event offers a breathtaking spectacle for riders and spectators alike. With an average incline of 6.7% over 2.6 km (1.6 mi.) including a 300 metre section at 12%— the scene is set for some truly spectacular moments. The rest is up to you! 


NOTE: Ride Guide, for all categories, will be available five days prior to race day.