Northern Montreal area, May 17-19
La Classique is the season-opening event for many Quebecois dual sport and adventure riders, and it really has earned its name. Hundreds participate each year in this ride that starts in La Chute, Quebec, and rips through the Laurentians. This year is the rally’s first time being stretched to three days, May 17-19. Even ATVs show up at this event, and along with the riding Saturday and Sunday, there’s also rider training as well as instruction in roadbook navigation and mechanical techniques. There are demo rides for both ATVs and motorcycles this year, too. For more details, visit the rally’s Facebook page, where there is English-language information as well as French. And, here’s what CMG found at the rally in 2016.