Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie doubles its 1,000,000-km goal

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Pierre Lavoie (second from left, on the yellow bike) has made it his mission to encourage Quebecers to be physically active. For the 12th Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie, he biked from La Baie in Saguenay to Montreal, covering over 550 kilometres on June 19, 20 and 21. In Quebec City, he was joined by Dr. Horacio Arruda (far right), who rode with him from the Institut universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec to the ferry terminal on Rue Dalhousie.

Nothing – not even a pandemic – was going to stop the 12th annual Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie (GDPL) from happening. One way or another, physical fitness motivator Pierre Lavoie was going to encourage his fellow Quebecers to get up and move, despite COVID-19.