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I most always go to Riviere du Loup, which is roughly straight up from Fort Kent.

I was there for about ten days during mid January, had mid winter conditions. I posted lots of pics on Quebecrider.com, under the Bas St. Laurent region titled 2020 RDL Trail Conditions. Lots of snow there.
Have you ridden in Quebec yet?
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I most always go to Riviere du Loup, which is roughly straight up from Fort Kent.

I was there for about ten days during mid January, had mid winter conditions. I posted lots of pics on Quebecrider.com, under the Bas St. Laurent region titled 2020 RDL Trail Conditions. Lots of snow there. I was up there 2 seasons ago. We stayed at the days inn near hotel universal. My mother came with us at 57 years old with some joint issues and banged out over 400 miles in 2 days. Absolutely spectacular riding out there. May be penciling in a run up there in mid march if things don't improve here soon! Got all the information about going there from some of the very fine folks here on HCS. Definitely planning Mont Valin 2021 with my group but mom is planning on sitting that one out.
 

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Mike rider never been to Quebec only New Brunswick. Last year was our first day in New Brunswick. Hoping to go again next week to moose valley lodge for the day. Never been and it looks awesome. That’s for the update read the post and it was cool. I love reading about road runners adventures.
 

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Everyone that goes to Moose Valley Lodge really likes it. I am hoping to make my first trip there for lunch in this trip. Its 140 miles from Riviere du Loup.
 

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MikeRider ... I see your stuff on Quebecrider.com .... good reports. After touring all over Quebec I've found that La Malbaie fits my style the best. My wife loves the food and the Casino is right there. If you want to ride loops you can do about any direction (other than South of course) and the riding is usually fantastic (with the exception of TQ3 past Baie Saint Paul towards Quebec City). La Malbaie is about the same as RDL only on the NORTH side of the St. Lawrence River.
 

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Hi Chazac, Do you stay at the Richelieau by the Casino. If so, I am jealous. Have had lunch there several times when I used to ride out of Jonquiere.

Arrived today back in RDL. Got in a quick 75 mile ride, appears to still be mid winter conditions.

Driving up thru Jackman, everything from Parlin Pond north looked pretty good, lots of groomed trails. Snow is not deep, but looked adequate.
North of the border is quite thin for the first hundred miles but again, trails looked mint.

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In Rangeley for reciprocity as I write this. Get out of town and trails are fantastic....flat and smooth. Sure they're bony round the gas and food but way better than I expected. Of course I don't give a chit about rocks and snirt, my Dragon is over ten years old. If I was into something new for 15 g's my heart would be in my throat.
 

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For all the complaining about lack of snow, the County is pretty good right now for a Free weekend. We rode from Madawaska Lake up to Soldier Pond, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Madawaska, Grand Isle, and back to the Long Lake Country Club. Only a short 85 mile day due to the Super Bowl, but the club trails were great. ITS trails were busy and slightly bumpy, but considering it was Free weekend sunday, not as rough as I expected. I guess if you are used to riding from your home, this season sucks, but then again it's always going to be better in The County, so I'm guessing I would make the drive anyway. We are 14 hours from the County, and the same distance to the middle of the UP of Michigan, so we always stay for a week when we make a trip. The County is still my favorite for a few reasons. 1. The clubs all post their groomer reports on Facebook, so you know who groomed every morning. 2. You can ride in a different direction every day, whereas the UP is a slim piece of land that really only allows for east - west riding, and the scenery gets repetitive after a few days. 3. The people in the County are so helpful if you have a breakdown.
 

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For all the complaining about lack of snow, the County is pretty good right now for a Free weekend. We rode from Madawaska Lake up to Soldier Pond, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Madawaska, Grand Isle, and back to the Long Lake Country Club. Only a short 85 mile day due to the Super Bowl, but the club trails were great. ITS trails were busy and slightly bumpy, but considering it was Free weekend sunday, not as rough as I expected. I guess if you are used to riding from your home, this season sucks, but then again it's always going to be better in The County, so I'm guessing I would make the drive anyway. We are 14 hours from the County, and the same distance to the middle of the UP of Michigan, so we always stay for a week when we make a trip. The County is still my favorite for a few reasons. 1. The clubs all post their groomer reports on Facebook, so you know who groomed every morning. 2. You can ride in a different direction every day, whereas the UP is a slim piece of land that really only allows for east - west riding, and the scenery gets repetitive after a few days. 3. The people in the County are so helpful if you have a breakdown.
yeah, when my wife's ECU went down in Sinclair they let her stay in the store after hours while i rode back to Portage to get the truck and trailer
 

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The world would be a much better place if everyone acted like the people up there do. You'd have to look pretty hard to find someone who wouldn't help you out in a jam up there. Buddy rolled his sled late one night and broke his handlebars. Woke up a farmer at midnight and the guy let him use his welder to fix them so he could get back lol. Try waking someone up at midnight in Portland hahaha
 

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Hi Chazac, Do you stay at the Richelieau by the Casino. If so, I am jealous. Have had lunch there several times when I used to ride out of Jonquiere.

Hi Mike,

No, we stay here

https://www.chaletsspacanada.com/

Usually, we have several people or couples with us and share the cost. We do head down to the casino for entertainment (you can go by snowmobile). The chalets are up at the ski area and right at the intersect of 4 main trails and the snow is usually superb there. There is a groomer right around there and he likes to keep his trails flat !!!
 

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Nice Chazac, I could see where the wives might like that place.
I have never been in the Casino. Some day I have hopes of spending a night at the Richileau, I think they also call it the castle. Just eating lunch there is special.
 

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MikeRider,

You should come up one year with the wife .... we are very chill and like to find a nice place to have a light lunch, come back to the chalet, hit the hot tub or sauna, have some apps (cheese and fruit), have a drink and then head down to La Malbaie for dinner or cook up something in the cabin and relax. A couple of times during the week we may go to the casino for some entertainment. We do loops down to Baie Saint Paul, over to Tadousac, up to La Ravage (https://www.tourisme-charlevoix.com/en/attractions/auberge-du-ravage-pourvoirie-du-lac-moreau/ or up to La Baie (just south of Sagueny).
 
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