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Where can I find cycling stores?

How do I get to Quebec?

What is the best time to go?

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What's a categorized climb?

A categorized climb is a rating combining both length of the hill and its average gradient. The easiest is a category 5 increasing in difficulty towards a category 1 and then the ultimate cruelty of an HC (hors categorie), meaning it's so hard it's outside of classification. Most professional races never include category 5 climbs in their race profile as they would be too easy to be of any concern. But Map My Ride includes them in their profile calculations so I have included them here. The highest category you will find in Cape Breton is a category 2. Mountains that fall into this category in this region will have you cycling uphill 3 - 5 km, with average gradients near 9%. You wont see the top of the hill and at times there will be switchbacks, especially on MacKenzie Mountain. If you have never climbed a Cat. 2 you are in for a treat. It does seem to go on forever. As always, what goes up must come down, and there in lies your reward. Careful on the descents, the corners are tighter than you think.

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