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Portrait of an adventure seeker: Jean-François Tapp

Name: Jean-François Tapp
Lives in: Gaspé,Qc

Jean-François Tapp is one of the lucky few that has been able to live from his passion and at the same time, make a difference in his local community. Outdoor sports fanatic and nature lover, this Gaspé native uses his bike to practically go everywhere on the Coast and during trips abroad!

Whether on asphalt or rolling hills, in the woods or on the beach, wearing his lycra outfit, gravity shorts or insulated pants, JF lives for the ride.

Founder of B20 Sports Aventure, a company that contributes to the development and promotion of adventure tourism in Quebec, he has also been the instigator of Gaspesia; a series of running and cycling races highlighting the Gaspé coast. Gaspesia Events have a diverse repertoire of racing categories, notably the Raid-Marathon Gaspesia 100 (endurance race that includes swimming, running and cycling), Ultra Trail Gaspesia 100 (endurance running experience) and the Gran Fondo Forillon (road cycling race).

This year, JF was part of the PANORAMA CYCLES X GASPESIA 100 during the internationally renowned Raid International de la Gaspésie, a multi-sport endurance race. His take on the adventure? The Chic-Chocs Fatbike is the ultimate weapon for a high-endurance multi-terrain race. As JF stated: “This Fatbike is a real beast!”.

Always on the forefront of cycling news and developments, Jean-François also chronicles for infovelo.com, a cycling oriented digital media news outlet very popular in Quebec.

Since 2017, JF is a co-owner of the Coin-du-Banc Base Camp near Percé Rock on the Gaspé Peninsula. The Camp offers the ultimate authentic Gaspesian experience, from delicious local delicacies to Fatbike adventures on the beach. A must see place for all outdoor amateurs and adventure hungry travellers.

Follow Jean-François below as he explores beautiful areas of Quebec aboard the Panorama Chic-Chocs Fatbike. His adventures are sure to please lovers of the Gaspesia racing series and great outdoor enthusiasts. Stop by his Camp this year for a warm Acadian welcome!

RECENT TALES FROM J-F TAPP