The objective of the KTM Adventure Rally Canada 2022 ride

The KTM Adventure Rally is an adventure motorcycle event in which speed is not the determining factor. The KTM adventure Rally is a navigational rally run entirely on roads or trails open to normal traffic where the emphasis is on following the route recorded on the GPS of each of the teams of participants as precisely as possible and reach the organizations number of predetermined kilometers.


Section 1 – Laying Out Trails for GPS Route

The adventure motorcycle rally takes place on roads, private or public trails, having been authorized beforehand by the owner / municipality / governmental body / non-profit organizations such as the quad club or economically controlled zone (ZEC) having the management of the road or trail. There is no precise homologation of a road or a path as such, however, the organizers inspected before the event the safe arrangement of the roads and paths then asked for the rights of way for the participants and the staff of the organization, and this, only for the duration of the GPS route. All participants and organization staff will be registered with ZEC Collin and Boullé for the event and approval to travel on the federated quad trails of Club Quad Matawinie and Club Quad St-Zenon have been obtained, trail agent regional officers were also notified of the event.


Section 2 – The protective equipment required by the participants

The required equipment must be suitable for riding the off-road adventure motorcycle. This equipment must include a helmet approved by the regulations of the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA), boots and goggles (or helmet with a visor) and clothing with stone guard, elbow pad, knee pad and integrated gloves (or not). Since heatstroke can pose a significant health risk, we strongly recommend that participants have a backpack with a hydration pouch and the space needed to put their midday lunch (sandwich, drink, raw vegetables, etc.). Although this is at the freedom of the participants, we also recommend that participants have a small medical kit and bug protection.


Section 3 – Security and communication equipment for the personnel of the organization

During the event, the staff of the organization will always have radio contact (satellite telephone and GPS location beacon) with the headquarters to advise in the event of incidents. The event includes a security plan including telephones, list of emergency numbers, first aid kit, certified emergency first aid personnel and contact for first responders and the ambulance if necessary. Without this security plan, the event would not take place. The municipality of Saint-Michel-des-Saints supports the event (approval of all members of the municipal council) and accepts that the person in charge of emergency measures of the municipality works in close collaboration with the organization. The security plan will not only be known but shared with all players in the region (public security, first responders, paramedics, police officers from the Sûreté du Québec, etc.). The municipality of Saint-Zénon and its fire department are also aware of the event. A private medical team has been hired for the event. A medical manager will close the group by category with a member of the organization who knows the trails perfectly. This team of closers (sweepers) will have with them: satellite, GPS location beacon, medical equipment and will communicate as needed with the headquarters (also called Ange-Gardien/ Guardian Angel) for the management of an emergency.

Any person requiring ambulance transport to a hospital will have to assume the costs related to this transport themselves.


Section 4 - The course of the rally and scoring
  • GPS navigation Rally is not a race of speed or duration. All participants must respect the speed limits in force on the road, the ZEC and by law for off-road vehicles.
  • Participants must form a team of 2 to 4 persons, but we strongly recommend a minimum of 3 riders for safety reasons. If you only have 2 team members, we will have additional riders onsite  that can join your team of 2.
  • Participants must remain in the same category for both days of the ride or they will be disqualified.
  • Each team must have its own Garmin GPS so that the staff of the organization can download the track / route of the day.
  • The objective of the event is to precisely follow the GPS route to reach the number of KM of the hike as accurately as possible.
  • To calculate the mileage, the organization will take an odometer reading of each participant at the start tent at the start and at the end of the day.
  • The first day will have a calibration section and a correction factor will be applied personally to each participant.
  • All members of a team must start and arrive together at the KTM tent or be disqualified.
  • The average km of each participant of a team will be calculated and the winning team will be designated after the two days of riding (from the closest to the km calculated by the organization to the furthest). The ranking of the teams will be based on the average of the km closest to the km determined by the organization.
  • Each team will be provided by the organization with a GPS location beacon (SPOT or GARMIN InReach type).
  • Teams must start at a specific time (8:00 am for R1 experts and 8:30 am for amateurs) by reporting to the KTM start tent identified for this purpose. The teams will have to line up by number in single file to take part in the start under the tent.
  • We recommend that crews present themselves at the start line 15 minutes before the start. All participants of a team must present themselves simultaneously for the start. Otherwise, they will be forfeited. In the case of a team arriving late at the starting tent, the team will not be declared forfeited if it arrives within 60 minutes after the start of its category. After 60 minutes, the team will be forfeited.
  • During the event, the participants of a team are allowed to return to the place of departure in the event of mechanical problems. It is mandatory to report your return to the tent identified for this purpose.
  • The organization reserves the right to interrupt the course or disqualify a participant or a team in the event of dangerous behavior (for oneself or for others) or excessive delay – All participants must have returned to the starting point for 5 p.m.
  • The organization will put the GPS track of one or two bail outs (fast return route to the starting point) per day.
  • There is no closed park and participants have no time limit to make repairs to their adventure bike during the day or when they have returned to the starting point.
  • The results will be posted as soon as the results are compiled in a place identified for this purpose. Participants will be informed of the posting and will have a maximum of 30 minutes to contact a member of the organization to protest.
  • Participants' adventure bikes must have a minimum of 600 cc (except the KTM 390 Adventure) and must be road legal, with the license plate visible on the vehicle.
  • The driver must have in his possession his registration and liability insurance certificate, as well as his health insurance card (or the equivalent of other Canadian provinces or private insurance). We recommend that participants have a credit card in their possession if their adventure bike requires refueling.
  • Each participant must be at least 16 years old and have a valid motorcycle driver's license.
  • In the event of an accident, all participants agree to help an injured pilot.


Section 5 – Safety rules to follow

The roads and trails used for the event have been authorized by the owner or entity having responsibility for them. Intersections or crossings of roads / off-road trails will be in their original state, without increased security level supervision. As this is a precision GPS navigational rally and not a race, we ask that all participants practice responsible and safe driving.


Section 6 – Grievance Procedures

An Event Steward or appointed official will be available at the start and end of the event to receive inquiries. Requests will be processed according to the appropriate rules for the event.


Section 6 – Participant Training

The organization will provide participants with a one-hour GPS training on Thursday, June 16 (see broadcast schedule). The objective of the training is to allow the participant to fully understand the functionalities of his personal GPS and to be able to orient himself during the ride. It is strongly recommended that all team members be able to handle and understand the operation of their team's GPS.