Event Details

Weekend Snapshot

Here you can find all the information you’ll need for Ride weekend! This event is truly an epic experience for Riders… From taking part in the inspirational Opening Ceremonies to setting out on your 200-kilometre journey to enjoying our overnight camp filled with delicious food, great music and wonderful company. The Ride is unlike any other cycling challenge you’ve done before. Check back here often, as we’ll be continually updating it with more details!

Friday

  • 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m – Bike drop off and packet pick up available

Saturday

  • 6:30 a.m – Check-in and breakfast available
  • 7:30 a.m – All participants on-site
  • 8:00 a.m – Opening Ceremonies Begins
  • 11:00 a.m 9:00 p.m Camp Festivities Open to Riders, Friends and Family
  • 6:00 p.m – Camp Show

Sunday

  • 5:00 a.m – Breakfast available
  • 7:00 a.m – Route opens
  • 8:00 a.m – All Riders must be on route
  • 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m – Finish line festivities open to Riders, Friends and Family
*Find more detailed information in the sections on the left-hand side

Packet Pick-up

Your Rider event materials will only be mailed to you if you complete Online Check-In by June 23. If you check in after this date, your event materials will need to be picked up at the following times and locations.

6600 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, 6th floor
Montréal, QC H3S 2A9

Wednesday, July 3: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 4: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, July 5: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Note: Packet Pick-up will also be available at the Start Line in Repentigny beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.

Packet Pick-up

At our office:
6600 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, 6th floor
Montréal, QC H3S 2A9

Wednesday, July 3: 11am to 6pm

Thursday, July 4: 8am to 7pm

Friday, July 5: 8am to 6pm

Saturday, July 6: 6:30 a.m at our Start Line in Repentigny at the Re-registration tent

Bike Drop Off

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday night. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 4:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.

Gear drop off will not be available Friday evening. Gear drop off will only be available Saturday morning in event parking lots.

Parking

Parking at École Jean-Baptiste Meilleur and Secondary school of Donnacona.
Free parking will be available on both sites.

Opening Ceremonies

Repentigny 
École Jean-Meilleur Baptiste
777 Boulevard Iberville, Repentigny, QC J5Y 1A2

Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Invite your friends and family members to see you off on your epic weekend! Food and beverages are provided for all Riders and Crew.

Camp

Trois-Rivières
École Chavigny at
365 Rue Chavigny,
Trois-Rivières,
QC G9B 1A7

Friends and Family are welcome to join you at Camp as you finish an epic Day 1! Camp is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Food and beverages are provided for all Riders and Crew.

Hotels

MONTRÉAL

 

Novotel Montreal Centre  –
1180 Rue de la Montagne,
Montréal,
QC H3G 1Z1

Web: http://www.novotel.com/gb/canada/index.shtml and follow these instructions to take advantage of our preferential rate.

Click on the + button next to the yellow search button.
Enter the preferential 4 letter code CIRG.

Phone:
514-861-6000

Email:
reservations@novotelmontreal.com

TROIS-RIVIÈRES

 

Official Ride to Conquer Cancer Hotel

Delta Trois-Rivières Hotel and Conference Centre – 5 km
Address: 7531 Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 1L7
Phone: (819) 377-3221
 

Additional Camp Hotels in Trois-Rivières

Hôtel-Motel Coconut – 0.5 km

Address: 7531 Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 1L7
Phone: (819) 377-3221 
 

Hôtel Les Suites De Laviolette – 0.7 km

Address: 7201 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 1W2
Phone: (819) 377-4747 
 

Le Deauville Motel – 2 km

Address: 4691, boulevard Gene-H.-Kruger, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 4N4
Phone: 1 800-354-3889
 

Appart Hotel Trois-Rivières – 2,1 km

Address: 1227, rue Sainte-Julie, Trois-Rivières, QC, G9A 1Y7
Phone: (819) 244-4203 
 

Motel Populaire Enr – 2,5 km

Address: 400, Rue de la Sangamo, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 6M5
Phone: (819) 697-0101 
 

L’URBANIA – 4,3 km

Address: 3600 Boulevard Gene H Kruger, Trois Rivieres (Québec), QC G9A 4M3
Phone: (819) 379-3232 
 

Motel Bellefeuille Inc – 4,3 km

Address: 2070, Rue Bellefeuille, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 3Y8
Phone: (819) 376-7421 
 

Comfort Inn – 4,5 km

Address: 6255 Rue Corbeil, Trois-Rivières, QC G8Z 4P9
Phone: 819) 371-3566 
 

Super 8 Trois Rivières – 5,2 km

Address: 3185 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 2M4
Phone: (819) 377-5881 
 

Days Inn Trois Rivieres – 5,2 km

Address: 3155 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 2M4
Phone: (819) 377-4444 
 

Manoir De Blois – 5,3 km

Address: 197, Rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 2A9
Phone: (819) 373-1090 
 

Hôtel Oui GO! – 5,3 km

Address: 1413, rue Notre-Dame Centre, Trois-Rivières, QC, G9A 4X1
Phone: (819) 840-2868 
 

Hôtel Gouverneur Trois-Rivières, 5,5 km

Address: 975 Rue Hart, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 4S3
Phone: (819) 379-4550 
 

Hôtel Godefroy – Hôtel, Spa et Golf – 7,8 km

Address: 17575, boulevard Bécancour, Bécancour, Québec, G9H 1A5
Phone: 1-800-361-1620 
 

Auberge Motel Le St-Georges – 10,9 km

Address: 130, Rue Francois-Duclos, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 5E3
Phone: (819) 372-1480 
 

Motel Le Marquis Enr – 12,8 km

Address: 989A, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 4J5
Phone: (819) 378-7130 
 

Motel Miami – 13,4 km

Address: 300, Rue Antoine-Pinard, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 6K7
Phone: (819) 375-7391 
 

Motel Canadien – 14,3 km

Address: 1821 Notre Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 8B2
Phone: (819) 375-5542 
 

Motel Jacques – 14,5 km

Address: 2050, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 8B3
Phone: (819) 378-4031 
 

Hotel Motel Penn-Mass – 15,1 km

Address: 303, boulevard Sainte-Madeleine, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 3M4
Phone: (819) 379-8877 
 

Motel Valley Inn & Preference – 16,1 km

Address: 3080, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8V 1Y9
Phone: (819) 375-7507 
 

Motel Le Havre – 16,3 km

Address: 1360, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 4J3
Phone: (819) 691-3496

THE ROUTES

NOTE: Routes are subject to change at any time without notice.

Please note for this year, the Sureté of Quebec and the Ministry of Transport requires the formation of 3 lead pack groups who will be cycling at an average speed of 32 km/h, 30 km/h and 28 km/h. The Sureté will not allow any cyclists to pass the first lead pack group of 32 km/h to comply with the safety plan designed for the lead riders. This safety plan has been put in place to provide extra support to the lead cyclists who chose to complete the Ride to Conquer cancer at a faster pace.

The regrouping of the lead pack groups will be organized at the pit stop #1 on both days of the event. Once the pack is assembled, the route support team (support vehicles and medical teams) will escort the group until the lunch site.

Day 1 Route (with 40 km challenge Route): Click here

Day 2 Route: Click here

 

DOWNLOADABLE FILES:

Day 1 Route: GPX, KML
Day 2 Route: GPX, KML

Finish Line

School Secondary De Donnacona

320 Rue de l’Église
Donnacona, QC
G3M 2A3

Have your friends and family join and celebrate you as you cross the finish line! Food and beverages are provided for all Riders and Crew. Additionally, food and beverages  are available for purchase for friends and family.

Gear

Included in your packet you will receive luggage tag(s) to use for your gear. Please include your First Name, Last Name and Participant I.D. on this luggage tag.

Gear Drop Off will be available Saturday morning at any of the event parking lots associated with our event. Our amazing Gear Crew Teams will be there to collect your gear and transport it to Camp for you. Gear Drop Locations are also available on-site for those participants taking a shuttle from the event host hotel.

Gear Drop Off will be open Sunday morning before you get back on the route. Once again, our amazing Gear Crew Teams will collect your gear and transport it to the Finish line for you. Don’t forget to pick up your gear before you get on your shuttle bus back to Repentigny!

Bike Preparation Tips for a Successful Ride

  • Get your bike fitted and tuned by a professional prior to arriving at The Ride. See our lists of partners
  • Check your tires, fill them up, and pack spare tubes and patch kits
  • Bike mechanics may charge for anything above a minor adjustment. Avoid extra fees and the lines by arriving prepared

Always start with safety

 

  • Remember: this is a Ride, not a Race!
  • Wear a helmet and carry a patch kit, tire levers, spare tube, and pump at all times.
  • Know and obey all traffic signals, signs, markings, laws, and regulations.
  • Always use hand signals to indicate that you are going to make a right or left turn or are about to stop; motorists and cyclists need to know what you intend to do. If your hands aren’t free as you slow or stop, call out “SLOWING” or “STOPPING”. When stopping, pull to the right edge of the road. Move completely off the road to rest or make repairs.
  • Call out, “ON YOUR LEFT!” when passing at all times. Also, don’t stop or slow down without letting other cyclists and drivers know your intentions in advance. Call out, “STOPPING!” or “SLOWING!”
  • Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth. In most vehicle-bicycle accidents, motorists say they never saw the bicyclists, or didn’t see them in time to avoid the collision.
  • Cycle with traffic, never against it. When moving from one lane to another, always give way to traffic.
  • Keep to the right of the road at all times and leave other Riders plenty of room to pass on your left. The exception to this rule occurs when preparing for a left turn or avoiding unsafe road conditions (potholes, construction, etc.).
  • Always stop at stop signs and look right, left, then right again before entering the road.
  • Always make left turns from the appropriate left-turn lane.
  • Ride single file when cycling with a group. Do not ride side by side.
  • Always be on the lookout for a person in the driver’s seat of any parked car you may pass. Parked drivers are notorious for swinging their doors open suddenly or pulling out into traffic without checking for bicyclists.

Drafting behind other cyclists can be dangerous and leaves very little room for error. These techniques should never be used on The Ride.

Click here for more safety tips

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

  • 3:00 p.m: A shuttle bus will depart from the Canadian Tire Parking lot: 223 QC-138, Donnacona, QC G3M 1C1 (Finish Line) to Montreal. Overnight parking is permitted for the entire weekend. Please park in the designated areas.
  • 5:00 p.m: A shuttle bus will depart from l’École Chavigny (Camp) to Montreal. Overnight parking is permitted for the entire weekend. Please park in the designated areas.

 

* Please note that the shuttles will take you directly to the Host Hotel (Novotel 1180 rue de la Montagne).

** Your bike will be taken directly to the Start Line in Repentigny and placed in our secure overnight bike parking area

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR PLACE DURING YOUR ONLINE CHECK IN.

SATURDAY

Departure time: 6:15 a.m. from the Host Hotel (Novotel) and will take you directly to Opening Ceremonies in Repentigny.

Please note: Parking is extremely limited at the start line, we therefore strongly encourage you carpool, arrange a drop off or take our shuttle from the Novotel.

SUNDAY

A luxury coach for you and separate truck for your bike will depart from the Finish Line and take you back to Repentigny (777 Iberville, Repentigny, Qc, J5Y 1A2).

Shuttles will repeatedly run throughout the day beginning at 1:00pm and depart when full.

The only shuttle going to Montreal (destination: the Novotel) will be departing at 4:00pm.

The only shuttle going to Trois-Rivières (destination: École Chavigny) will be departing at 4:30pm. This shuttle will stop in Trois-Rivières and continue on to Repentigny.

The last shuttle to Repentigny will be at 5:00pm.

Please reserve your space!

Sunday shuttle breakdown:

  • 1:00pm first shuttle departure shuttles will run continuously as they fill up
  • 4:00pm departure to the Novotel in Montreal
  • 4:30pm departure to Trois-Rivières with end destination in Repentigny
  • 5:00pm last departure to Repentigny

Weekend Snapshot

Here you can find all the information you’ll need for Ride weekend! From taking part in the inspirational Opening Ceremonies to setting out on your 200-kilometre journey to enjoying our overnight camp filled with delicious food, great music and wonderful company, The Ride is unlike any other cycling challenge. Check back to this page often, as we’ll be continually updating it with more details!

Friday

  • 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m – Bike drop off and packet pick up available

Saturday

  • 6:30 a.m – Check-in and breakfast available
  • 7:30 a.m – All participants on-site
  • 8:00 a.m – Opening Ceremonies Begins
  • 11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m – Camp festivities open to Riders, friends and family
  • 6:00 p.m – Camp Show

Sunday

  • 5:00 a.m – Breakfast available
  • 7:00 a.m – Route opens
  • 8:00 a.m – All Riders must be on route
  • 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m – Finish line festivities open to Riders, friends and family
*Find more detailed information in the sections on the left-hand side

Packet Pick-up

Your packet will include the following items:

  • Bike Plates
  • Rider I.D. Wristband
  • Jersey
  • Luggage Tag

If you did not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following location at these times:

 

1980 Sherbrooke 0 #1101, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E8 

Wednesday July 4 to Thursday July 5 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Friday, July 6 from 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m

Packet Pick-Up will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7th at Start in Repentigny. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.

Other Services available during Packet-Pick Up:

  • Donations
  • Golden Helmet Retrieval
  • Ambassador Jersey Retrieval
  • Survivor Flag Retrieval

Repentigny to St-Augustin-de-Desmaures: Our historic 200+ kilometre route.

Click Here to view the 2018 map for Day One

Click Here to view the 2018 map for Day Two

Click Here to view the 2018 detailed Challenge Route.

 

Click here to download the Day one KML file.

Click here to download the Day one GPX file.

 

Click here to download the Day one Challenge Route GPX file.

 

Click here to download the Day two KML file.

Click here to download the Day two GPX file.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Friday

  • 3:00 p.m: A shuttle bus will depart from the Campus Notre Dame de Foy (Finish Line) to Montreal. Overnight parking is permitted for the entire weekend. Please park in the designated areas.
  • 5:00 p.m: A shuttle bus will depart from l’École Chavigny (Camp) to Montreal. Overnight parking is permitted for the entire weekend. Please park in the designated areas.

 

* Please note that the shuttles will take you directly to the Host Hotel (Novotel 1180 rue de la Montagne).

** Your bike will be taken directly to the Start Line in Repentigny and placed in our secure overnight bike parking area

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR PLACE DURING YOUR ONLINE CHECK IN.

Saturday

Departure time: 6:15 a.m. from the Host Hotel (Novotel) and will take you directly to Opening Ceremonies in Repentigny.

Please note: Parking is extremely limited at the start line, we therefore strongly encourage you carpool, arrange a drop off or take our shuttle from the Novotel.

Sunday

A luxury coach for you and separate truck for your bike will depart from the Finish Line and take you back to Repentigny (777 Iberville, Repentigny, Qc, J5Y 1A2).

Shuttles will repeatedly run throughout the day beginning at 1:00pm and depart when full.

The only shuttle going to Montreal (destination: the Novotel) will be departing at 4:00pm.

The only shuttle going to Trois-Rivières (destination: École Chavigny) will be departing at 4:30pm. This shuttle will stop in Trois-Rivières and continue on to Repentigny.

The last shuttle to Repentigny will be at 5:00pm.

Please reserve your space!

Sunday shuttle breakdown:

  • 1:00pm first shuttle departure shuttles will run continuously as they fill up
  • 4:00pm departure to the Novotel in Montreal
  • 4:30pm departure to Trois-Rivières with end destination in Repentigny
  • 5:00pm last departure to Repentigny

Bike Drop Off

Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday night. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 4:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.

Gear drop off will not be available Friday evening. Gear drop off will only be available Saturday morning in event parking lots.

Parking

 

Parking at École Jean-Baptiste Meilleur
Free parking will be available on-site.

Opening Ceremonies

Repentigny 
École Jean-Meilleur Baptiste
777 Boulevard Iberville, Repentigny, QC J5Y 1A2

Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Invite your friends and family members to see you off on your epic weekend! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew.

Camp

Trois-Rivières
École Chavigny at
365 Rue Chavigny,
Trois-Rivières,
QC G9B 1A7

Friends and Family are welcome to join you at Camp as you finish an epic Day 1! Camp is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew.

Hotels

MONTRÉAL

 

Novotel Montreal Centre  –
1180 Rue de la Montagne,
Montréal,
QC H3G 1Z1

Web: http://www.novotel.com/gb/canada/index.shtml and follow these instructions to take advantage of our preferential rate.

Click on the + button next to the yellow search button.
Enter the preferential 4 letter code CIRG.

Phone:
514-861-6000

Email:
reservations@novotelmontreal.com

TROIS-RIVIÈRES

 

Official Ride to Conquer Cancer Hotel

Delta Trois-Rivières Hotel and Conference Centre – 5 km
Address: 7531 Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 1L7
Phone: (819) 377-3221
 

Additional Camp Hotels in Trois-Rivières

Hôtel-Motel Coconut – 0.5 km

Address: 7531 Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 1L7
Phone: (819) 377-3221 
 

Hôtel Les Suites De Laviolette – 0.7 km

Address: 7201 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 1W2
Phone: (819) 377-4747 
 

Le Deauville Motel – 2 km

Address: 4691, boulevard Gene-H.-Kruger, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 4N4
Phone: 1 800-354-3889
 

Appart Hotel Trois-Rivières – 2,1 km

Address: 1227, rue Sainte-Julie, Trois-Rivières, QC, G9A 1Y7
Phone: (819) 244-4203 
 

Motel Populaire Enr – 2,5 km

Address: 400, Rue de la Sangamo, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 6M5
Phone: (819) 697-0101 
 

L’URBANIA – 4,3 km

Address: 3600 Boulevard Gene H Kruger, Trois Rivieres (Québec), QC G9A 4M3
Phone: (819) 379-3232 
 

Motel Bellefeuille Inc – 4,3 km

Address: 2070, Rue Bellefeuille, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 3Y8
Phone: (819) 376-7421 
 

Comfort Inn – 4,5 km

Address: 6255 Rue Corbeil, Trois-Rivières, QC G8Z 4P9
Phone: 819) 371-3566 
 

Super 8 Trois Rivières – 5,2 km

Address: 3185 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 2M4
Phone: (819) 377-5881 
 

Days Inn Trois Rivieres – 5,2 km

Address: 3155 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 2M4
Phone: (819) 377-4444 
 

Manoir De Blois – 5,3 km

Address: 197, Rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 2A9
Phone: (819) 373-1090 
 

Hôtel Oui GO! – 5,3 km

Address: 1413, rue Notre-Dame Centre, Trois-Rivières, QC, G9A 4X1
Phone: (819) 840-2868 
 

Hôtel Gouverneur Trois-Rivières, 5,5 km

Address: 975 Rue Hart, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 4S3
Phone: (819) 379-4550 
 

Hôtel Godefroy – Hôtel, Spa et Golf – 7,8 km

Address: 17575, boulevard Bécancour, Bécancour, Québec, G9H 1A5
Phone: 1-800-361-1620 
 

Auberge Motel Le St-Georges – 10,9 km

Address: 130, Rue Francois-Duclos, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 5E3
Phone: (819) 372-1480 
 

Motel Le Marquis Enr – 12,8 km

Address: 989A, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 4J5
Phone: (819) 378-7130 
 

Motel Miami – 13,4 km

Address: 300, Rue Antoine-Pinard, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 6K7
Phone: (819) 375-7391 
 

Motel Canadien – 14,3 km

Address: 1821 Notre Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 8B2
Phone: (819) 375-5542 
 

Motel Jacques – 14,5 km

Address: 2050, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 8B3
Phone: (819) 378-4031 
 

Hotel Motel Penn-Mass – 15,1 km

Address: 303, boulevard Sainte-Madeleine, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 3M4
Phone: (819) 379-8877 
 

Motel Valley Inn & Preference – 16,1 km

Address: 3080, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8V 1Y9
Phone: (819) 375-7507 
 

Motel Le Havre – 16,3 km

Address: 1360, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 4J3
Phone: (819) 691-3496

Finish Line

St-Augustin-de-Desmaures
Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy
5000 Rue Clément Lockquell,
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures,
QC G3A 1B3

Have your friends and family join and celebrate you as you cross the finish line! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew; food and beverages available for purchase for friends and family.

Gear

Included in your packet you will receive luggage tag(s) to use for your gear. Please include your First Name, Last Name and Participant I.D. on this luggage tag.

Gear Drop Off will be available Saturday morning at any of the event parking lots associated with our event. Our amazing Gear Crew Teams will be there to collect your gear and transport it to Camp for you. Gear Drop Locations are also available on-site for those participants taking a shuttle from the event host hotel.

Gear Drop Off will be open Sunday morning before you get back on the route. Once again, our amazing Gear Crew Teams will collect your gear and transport it to the Finish line for you. Don’t forget to pick up your gear before you get on your shuttle bus back to Repentigny!

Cheering Stations

 

Day 1:

  • Hôtel de Ville de Lavaltrie, 1370, rue Notre-Dame, à Lavaltrie. 9 a.m to 10.30 a.m.
  • Port de Plaisance de Berthierville, 590, rue de Frontenac, Berthierville, Québec from 10 a.m to 1 p.m
  • Restaurant Grec Baie-Jolie, 9151 Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivières

Day 2:

  • Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap (stationnement) 626, rue Notre-Dame, Cap-de-la-Madeleine. 7 :00 a.m to 9 :00 a.m
  • Relais des écureuils, 985 Rue Notre Dame, Donnacona, from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m

Always start with safety

 

  • Remember: this is a Ride, not a Race!
  • Wear a helmet and carry a patch kit, tire levers, spare tube, and pump at all times.
  • Know and obey all traffic signals, signs, markings, laws, and regulations.
  • Always use hand signals to indicate that you are going to make a right or left turn or are about to stop; motorists and cyclists need to know what you intend to do. If your hands aren’t free as you slow or stop, call out “SLOWING” or “STOPPING”. When stopping, pull to the right edge of the road. Move completely off the road to rest or make repairs.
  • Call out, “ON YOUR LEFT!” when passing at all times. Also, don’t stop or slow down without letting other cyclists and drivers know your intentions in advance. Call out, “STOPPING!” or “SLOWING!”
  • Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth. In most vehicle-bicycle accidents, motorists say they never saw the bicyclists, or didn’t see them in time to avoid the collision.
  • Cycle with traffic, never against it. When moving from one lane to another, always give way to traffic.
  • Keep to the right of the road at all times and leave other Riders plenty of room to pass on your left. The exception to this rule occurs when preparing for a left turn or avoiding unsafe road conditions (potholes, construction, etc.).
  • Always stop at stop signs and look right, left, then right again before entering the road.
  • Always make left turns from the appropriate left-turn lane.
  • Ride single file when cycling with a group. Do not ride side by side.
  • Always be on the lookout for a person in the driver’s seat of any parked car you may pass. Parked drivers are notorious for swinging their doors open suddenly or pulling out into traffic without checking for bicyclists.

Drafting behind other cyclists can be dangerous and leaves very little room for error. These techniques should never be used on The Ride.

Click here for more safety tips

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