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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.