Where: Saint-Ignace-de-Standbridge at Eurospa
When: ON MAY 25 2024!
Objective 2024: raise 125 000$

A message from our founders, Francine and Maryse:

Welcome to our yearly cyclists reunion! The 12th edition of the Defi Cyclo-myelome 2024 an event to benefit multiple myeloma research will take place on Saturday, May 25th 2024.

Get on your bike, while helping to raise awareness about multiple myeloma and raise funds in support of research to find a cure for this cancer. All in accordance with the health regulations in force.

Why we should support multiple myelome

Dr. Richard LeBlanc, holder of the Myeloma Canada Chair in Multiple Myeloma at the University of Montreal at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR), and his team count on our support to advance research and improve the care of patients who suffer of this terrible cancer. These people living with multiple myeloma and their loved ones come from all over Quebec and even beyond to seek treatment at the HMR and cannot afford a break.

“In the current context, your support is more vital than ever,” says Dr. LeBlanc. “My team and I need you to continue fighting this cancer. People living with multiple myeloma are very vulnerable. They need our support more than ever. Thank you for showing solidarity with people who suffer from multiple myeloma! "

Maryse Bouchard and Francine Ducas
Défi Cyclo-myélome

Défi cyclo-myélome 2024

For the past eleven years, our goals have been to educate people about multiple myeloma and to raise funds for the Myeloma Canada Chair at the Université de Montréal at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR).


Thanks to your commitment and generosity, the Défi Cyclo-myelome has raised over$ 860 000 in support of Dr. LeBlanc and his team since it's launch in 2013.

Together we make a difference!

Together with all the participants and donors we join forces to eradicate this cancer one day. Even more, we pay tribute to patients who fight it, to researchers who try to unmask it and those who contribute to the well-being of those affected.

Maryse Bouchard, Francine Ducas et Dr. Guy Leblanc

Co-Founders: Francine Ducas, Dr. Richard LeBlanc, The Myeloma Canada Chair holder, Marie-Lyne Joncas and Maryse Bouchard

Marie-Lyne Joncas as our spokeperson of Défi Cyclo-myélome

Marie-Lyne Joncas

Marie-Lyne Joncas

The Myeloma Canada Chair and its objectives presented by Dr. Richard LeBlanc

presented by HMR Fundation

Maryse cycling for life

Presented by Priority Cancer Coalition.(Pat Burns price)

2017 recap


Dr Richard LeBlanc, hematologist oncologist at HMR and holder of the Myeloma Canada Chair

Mélanie St-Jacques survivor of multiple myeloma

Louise Chevalier nurse (HMR bone marrow transplant)

Frédéric Joannette et Céline Dicaire friends of Francine Ducas

Yvan Deslauriers, Pépères à vélo team

Christine Roger Coordinator ( HMR bone marrow transplant)

Lina Francoeur nurse

Line Bourgeois, nurse, Jewish General Hospital

Marc-André website, cyclist and big fan of Maryse ;)



An individual participation* is $ 70 (this amount includes lunch, drinks (water and gatorade) and snacks during the ride) with each participant aiming to raise $ 350 in donations to the Myeloma Research Chair at Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital for.

Registration deadline: May 12th, 2024

Please note that it will also be possible to register for the short loop course (46km). We ask you to specify it at the time of registration. The cost remains the same since we offer the same benefits. The departure will be at 1:00 pm and the participants are requested to arrive at 11:30am. It will no longer be possible to choose the long course on the day of the event, the morning groups will already be on the road. We also encourage you to create and / or join a fundraising team with the « Register » , « Register and join a team » and «Register and create a team» .
Please note that registration fees are non-refundable nor transferable to another participant
Given the structure of this event and the safety risks, the minimum age for a cyclist to participate is 14 years old and must be accompanied by a parent throughout the bike course. We do not accept cyclists carrying their child(ren) on their luggage rack nor cyclists transporting their child in the baby carrier or bike trailer.* Cyclists riding the circuit carrying their child(ren) on their luggage rack are prohibited. On the other hand, cyclists carrying their child in a baby seat or a bike trailer will be allowed as long as they comply with current safety standards.

A dinner will be serve for XX$ taxes and services included.

Accommodation :
Visit the website: Eurospa for all details.
455 Rang de l'Église S, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, QC J0J 1Y0

Also you can check:

Les Soeurs Racines
317 Rang de l'Église S Saint-Ignace-de-Standbridge, QC J0J 1Y0

THANKS - 10 years of volunteering

The success of the cyclo myeloma event depends on volunteers. We are privilege!

Thanks to all volunteer

Pickering communication, Karina Allard, France-Isabelle Langlois, Diane Léger, Geneviève Boily, Emmanuelle Ruscio, Martine Monette, Bernard Marcil, Sylvie Quinty, Roger Legault, Marjolaine Bouchard, Simon Villleneuve, Luc-Benoît Martin, Sylvain Mayer, Benoît Gravel, Suzanne Ménard, Bernard Coll, Émilie Monette, Jérôme Vigeant, Mathieu Monette, Maude Poiré-Côté, Estelle Vachon, André Gagnon, Yvan Roy, Marcel Monette, Josée Dufresne, Steve Ntambwé, Mélanie Flerie, Yi Ma, Marc Plante, Karine Matte, Émilie Fontaine, Francis Harrisson, Élaine Ngan, Martin Belley, Isabella De Billy, Daniel Landry, Johann Vallerand et Élise Villeneuve.

Thanks for everything!

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80km Route

Departure : Eurospa

455 Rang de l'Église S, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, QC J0J 1Y0

Break #1 : snack

25km (can change on route)

Break #2: Dinner

46 km Bedford (in front of the church )

Break #3: snack

60km (can change on route)


78 km Eurospa

70km Route

Departure : Eurospa

455 Rang de l'Église S, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, QC J0J 1Y0

Break #1 : snack

25km (can change on route)

Break #2: Dinner

46 km Bedford (in front of the church )

Break #3: snack

60km (can change on route)


78 km Eurospa

50 km Route

Here are the steps:

Departure: Eurospa

455 Rang de l'Église S, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, QC J0J 1Y0

Break 1 snack

15km (can change on route)

Break 2 : snack

30 km (can change on route)


46km Eurospa

Support a participant or a team

To Donate online

Donation Form


By making a contribution, you are allowing our researchers and our scientific teams to excel even further and develop the next generation of promising treatments and medications. You will also help improve patient care.

With the generosity of our donors, we will finally be able to create a unique cell bank that will enable us to identify and characterize myeloma genetic predispositions. An absolute first in Quebec and Canada!

Extending life
Until recently, the usual survival of people with multiple myeloma was 3 to 4 years. In recent years, it has grown to more than six years. Thanks to the donations of people as caring as you, we will be able to improve the chances of survival of those affected.


Many thanks to all our generous partners, sponsors and donors. Your involvement and your moral and financial support are greatly appreciated and we are very grateful. We want to tell you how much your contribution, small or large, is important in achieving our goals while encouraging us to persevere in the path of healing.Your support is crucial to achieving this life-saving project. That is the reason why we invite you to make a donation.

Your support is crucial to achieving this life-saving project. That's why we invite you to make a donation.


Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, but their goal is the same: to help extend the lives of people with multiple myeloma and to overcome this cancer one day. Thanks to their invaluable collaboration, our project is well under way and on the way to success. Whatever their role in the team, it is with great pleasure that we introduce them to you:

HMR Fundation
Maryse Bouchard and Francine Ducas: Founders
Marc-André Bouchard: Website
Diane Léger: Volunteer and logistics
Philippe Jones: Logo design







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Here some pictures from previous edition