The 24h of Cycling is a summer sporting and family event open to all calibers of riders, who enjoy the conditions on Circuit Mont-Tremblant, an impeccable track in a magnificent setting. First and foremost, however, the 24h is a fundraising event for the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, and the Tremblant Foundation, and every ounce of effort made by participants makes a real difference for children.
Discover the recipients who benefit from the support of over 1,000 participating cyclists and more than 5,000 supporters.
Since 2010, more than $1.8 million in funds have been raised and redistributed by Tremblant’s 24h of Cycling to beneficiary organisations working tirelessly on behalf of children. Participants and donors of the 24h of Cycling support the “Healing More Better” programme of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation to help give sick children better odds of survival. Their efforts also support the various components of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, which encourages young people to develop healthy lifestyle habits; and help underprivileged children in the Laurentians experience a better quality of life and realise their dreams through the Tremblant Foundation.
This year, you will have the chance to meet a child who benefits from the support of the Tremblant Foundation. Anakin, age 9, lives in Vendée. Thanks to the financial assistance of the Tremblant Foundation, Anakin is able to play with friends and his brother at a local day camp. Without the Foundation, which pays for the cost of a full-time chaperone, Anakin would be forced to endure a long ride to another camp adapted to his needs, and he would be without his buddies. Meet this endearing and personable young man, and you’ll understand the extent of the positive impact made by everyone who contributes to the success of the 24h of Cycling.
Another child, Julien, is 12 and enjoys slopestyle skiing in Tremblant. He has firsthand knowledge of the importance of a fundraising event like the 24h. At the age of just three he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, after which he underwent two craniotomies and numerous chemotherapy treatments. The treatments are now a thing of the past, but Julien is still thankful for the people who participate in the 24h. He knows that the riders make life much easier possible for many sick children. And he feels that riding a few laps for the cause is easy; anyone can do it! This year, he intends to meet the challenge as part of a team.
Give of yourself, as Julien plans to do, and make a difference in the lives of children like Marine, Emile, Kloé, Alexis, Maëlle, Xavier, Nathan, Julien and Anakin.