The 11th edition of Défis du Parc Shawinigan will be held August 25-27, 2017 in the beautiful La Mauricie National Park. There will be three days of running, mountain biking and road cycling events. A one-of-a-kind event in Canada, the Vélo Mag 60 km or 105 km cycling race will take place on August 26, on a course closed to traffic. The course has been deemed one of the 40 most scenic cycling courses in the world by the French magazine Le Cycle and the event won a top prize at Quebec's Grands Prix du Tourisme in 2013. Even the most avid cyclists will see themselves challenged the Grand Fondo course that boasts 145 km of road.