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Check Out Slab City, A Hidden Gem in Quebec

Slab City is a single black diamond trail located at Sentiers du Moulin, a fast-growing enduro mecca located just 15 minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. The trail bears its name from the off-grid Californian community and reflects the unique experience anyone will have venturing past the trailhead. Only punctuated by a few ladder bridges and some rock arrangements, the trail truly feels like you are riding down a mile of continuous rock, weaving its way through the forest. Its porous granite offers phenomenal grip and rides incredibly well even in wet conditions. 

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Born from a partnership between Sentiers du Moulin, Velo Solution Canada and the local volunteer group LBCycle, Slab City is part of a big expansion project known as the Maelstrom trail network. This new zone will offer more than 12 miles of world-class riding by spring 2021, adding up to the existing 25 miles of trail that already make Sentiers du Moulin a must go for enduro enthusiast on the East Coast. The unique mix of geology and topography offered in the Maelstrom zone is one of a kind and the type of riding you wouldn't expect to find on the east coast of Canada.

Watch Slab City's visionary and trail builder Nic Sauve ride the trail he dreamed up.

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Slab City est un futur sentier de niveau avancé faisant partie de l'offre des Sentiers du Moulin, un incontournable pour l'enduro situé à 15 minutes de la ville de Québec. L'ouverture officielle de ce sentier sera annoncée au début de l'été 2020. "Slab City" est tiré de la communauté marginale Californienne du même nom pour établir un parallèle avec cet endroit mythique offrant une expérience unique au monde à ceux qui s'y aventurent. Ponctué de seulement quelques ponts de bois et enrochements, le sentier est constitué d'une seule dalle géante de granite sur 1.5 km sillonnant la forêt. Le granite poreux qui constitue ce sentier offre une adhérence phénoménale et permet d'être roulé sans crainte sous la pluie. Née du partenariat entre Sentiers du Moulin, Vélo Solution Canada et le groupe de bénévoles local LBCycle, Slab City fait partie du projet d'expansion "Secteur Maelstrom". Ce nouveau secteur offrira près de 20 km supplémentaires de sentiers de classe mondiale s'ajoutant aux 40 km existants qui font déjà la renommée des Sentiers du Moulin. La géologie et la topographie unique du "Secteur Maelstrom" caractérisent une offre unique au monde pour la pratique du vélo de montagne.

Regardez Nic Sauve, concepteur et aménagiste de ce sentier, roulant les dalles de Slab City.

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