Photos by Samuel Lalande-Markon, Félix-Antoine Tremblay et Marco-Carlo Milo
From the tenth of February to the fourth of March, Samuel Lalande-Markon and Félix-Antoine Tremblay made the first bicycle crossing of the Route blanche, on the Lower North Shore of Quebec. The two cyclists traveled 500 miles (800 km) autonomously in the heart of the Quebec winter facing temperatures as low as -53°F (-47°C). More than a year of preparation proved necessary to face the unknown.
The full story of their adventure aboard the Panorama Cycles Torngat fatbikes will be published shortly. Until then, here are some pictures.
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