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Dacre Rally

Dacre Overland Rally

Date: July 10 - 14 / 2024




The EVENT

NEW FOR 2024 Rally Connex has upgraded the Dacre to a 5-day event and is now open to Argo 6X6 and 8X8 machines. The Dacre Rally is a GPS-guided event that runs up to 600km in a 21-hour time frame with a Prologue starting position event and vehicle Show and Shine. With multiple classes to choose from, Gold, Silver, & Bronze. Each class represents the difficulty based on mileage and terrain covered. Neither speed nor time is factored into the results of the GPS-guided 21-hour portion of the event. Racing is not what this event is all about. It's simply completing the prescribed route in its entirety with the best accuracy possible. However, the Prologue is held on a closed course and will be timed to determine your starting position for the 21-hour challenge the following day. Complete this event and be among the few esteemed riders to hold that accomplishment. Do you have what it takes to survive the "Longest Day"

This event is a "Challenge Concept Event". Open to off-road plated and insured ATV, SXS, & ARGO. (See class and machine qualifications below. ARGO's Only have 1 class. It is the Gold Class) This is not a day tour, it's all about personal and machine preparation, machine reliability, self-sufficiency, teamwork, planning and navigation. It is considered a level 5 out of 5 on our difficulty scale. Be aware that you will be relying on your support team and yourself to take care of any problems that may arise. Rally Connex will only be assisting in extreme emergencies. You are responsible for providing your own logistics if you leave the event for any reason. The entire route will be overseen by our crew via checkpoints, sweepers and GPS Tracking.

The start and finish of the event will take place at the same location. Team support vehicles can have a home base to dispatch out of if required. Yamaha Canada SXS Demo rides hosted on the Friday and a Kids Ride on the Thursday Show & Shine event. For full details please continue reading below.

 


SELECT YOUR CATAGORY BELOW TO READ CLASSIFICATION DETAILS!

 

 


 

GOLD CLASS INFO (Click here to return to the Classification list)



(Hard to Expert Terrain. Open to Aggressive & Modified 4X4 ATV & SXS Off-road plated registered and insured or similar for out of provence or country participants. Stock ARGO 6X6 or 8X8 Machines. NOTE* ARGO's only have 1 class and this is it! The AGRO class will have modifided routes tailored specifically for them)


DRIVERS / RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long-distance ride and a VERY difficult Challenge. Both mental and physical health conditions are essential. Riders must be respectful of the long distance involved and must be prepared to ride safely and steadily. Extreme type terrain will be mandatory to ride in this class, which will include but not limited to: Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees & bushwhacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.

MACHINE
Off-Road Plated and registered, Quiet (94dB standard test), 4X4 ATV's, SXS, & ARGO in excellent working condition. A basic technical inspection will have to be passed. If you don't pass tech you will not ride. There will be NO exceptions! (Tech inspection requirements listed below)
Routes are planned to accommodate ATV's and SXS ranging from but not limited to 450cc to 1000cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km. ARGO's 6X6 or 8X8 all cc sizes with a minimum fuel mileage of 100km machines at the extreme ends of the scale will be at some disadvantage in this class depending on the skill of the driver. The route passes gas stations at approximately 150km intervals or less excluding ARGO Class.


SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE AND RULES
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 21hrs. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other competitors throughout the event without penalty. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that you carry a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit an S.O.S button for medical emergency support and rescue, We recommend a Garmin In-Reach unit) Single riders must follow the listed requirements below.

TEAM CLASSIFICATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES:
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 21hrs. You will be scored independently with your totals added up between your teammates. You are permitted to ride with other competitors throughout the event without penalty. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that at least 1 member of your team carries a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit an S.O.S button for medical emergency support and rescue, We recommend a Garmin In-Reach unit)
All competitors within teams must follow the listed requirements below. You must finish the event with your entire team.

A team constitutes the following:
-1 Driver on a ATV, SXS or ARGO machine from 2 to 5 machines in team.
(ATV classes are only permitted 1 driver on a machine.)
-1 Driver & 1 Competitive Co-Driver/Rider on a single SXS or ARGO machine.
-1 Driver & 1 Competitive Co-Driver/Rider on a SXS or ARGO machine consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals in a team.


EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
- Appropriate drivers license.
- Proof of applicable insurance.
- GARMIN, Trail Tech, Ride Command or Phone/tablet GPS. spare batteries etc. (every TEAM "MUST HAVE" a GPS for every Machine that can record tracks)
- Small solar survival blanket
- "Power bars", drinks.
- Sufficient tools appropriate to your particular machine.
- The means of repairing a flat tire.
- Fire starter, Matches or lighter.
- LED SOS light.

- Small First aid kit.
- Ontario Paper map – not provided (back up)
- Route description sheets (provided at start)
- Cell phones (cell number MUST be provided to Rally Connex during the online registration)


MACHINE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

THIS LIST INCLUDES ALL ATV, SXS and ARGO ENTERING THE EVENT.
- Competition Decal Mounted to the FRONT of the Machine
- Bright Headlight suitable for night riding
- Tail Light
- Sound Test -94dB Must be less than NO EXCEPTIONS!
- License Valid
- Insurance Valid
- Ownership
- Trail Pass (Purchased at Online Registration)
- Proper GPS Mounting on machine

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
You are required to wear proper riding gear. Minimum equipment is: Helmet, Goggles or other suitable eye protection, riding boots, longsleve shirt and pants, riding gloves.

Failure of any of the Tech Inspection items will

remove you from the event,

no exceptions



SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.
- Headlight functions
- Brake light functions
- Front Brake OK
- Rear Brake OK
- Engine starts easily
- Engine shuts off easily
- Spokes OK
- Tire tread OK
- Tire Pressure OK
- Chain / Tension OK
- Wheel Bearings OK
- Mirror

 

GPS & RENTALS
To see the list of GPS's Rally Connex approves at our events please the the GPS Regulations Page. GPS rentals are available while quantities last. Cost per day rental starts at $25.00 to $55.00 plus a $100 cash damage/loss deposit upon time of pick up. The deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of AA batteries will be included and basic mounting hardware. The deposit must be made in CASH.

 

CAMPING ON SITE
Camping is included in your entry fee. The camping location is at the starting line. There is no Water, Hydro or sewage hookup. Quite generators only. Take out what you bring in! Portable toilets will be on site. We can accommodate any size setup. You can access the camping area anytime after Wednesday at 10am. You must check out no later than 5pm on the Sunday of the event. The camping location is 3km west on Highway 28 from the event registration location. Google Maps link will be provided closer to the event date.

 

SUPPORT CREW
A Support Crew Member is a person that helps you throughout the event. Much like a personal assistant. They may not ride with you or be a passenger. They can rendezvous with you at prescribed checkpoints or any point along the course they see fit to intercept you for support. Support crews can virtually help with anything you may need. fuel, food, water, dry clothing, parts, medical, moral support, etc... Support crew members have their own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $40.00 This includes camping for 1 crew member. Each additional crew member pays $10 each for camping. There will be a "meal deal" that can be purchased during online registration so that they can partake in all the same meals that the competitors have.  Vehicle support crews will be provided 1 week in advance with a gpx file. This file will cover multiple waypoints to navigate throughout the course using paved and gravel roads to each of the pit stop locations.  Recommended timelines will be provided.  This is a challenging rally for the support groups as well. Support teams will have to use their navigation skills to locate their riders throughout the day if they can not make it to the provided pit stop locations. Your safety is their #1 concern.

THE MAIN CHALLENGE SCORING
Teams and single riders will have their GPS tracks analyzed at the end of the ride. The more accurately you complete the prescribed route the more points you are rewarded to your overall score. You must complete the entire event in order to be scored. Riders/teams that don't complete the event or time out at the safety checks, will not be scored. NO Speeding on the public road portions (penalty ranging from point deductions to full disqualification) Teams must finish within their rider mandate. In other words, your entire team must start and finish the event as prescribed.

All single riders & teams must stop at all checkpoints. If you don't reach all checkpoints you will DNF the event. (DNF= Did Not Finish) All checkpoints are on the routes provided.  The checkpoints are shown on the route, about half of them are at the gas stops, which are also identified on the routes.  

THE PROLOGUE
The Plolouge is a closed course where you will be timed. Your time will reflect on what starting position you are assigned for the Saturday morning starting line. Riders are let go one by one every 60 seconds. The course will be technical and fast at times. Run the course at your own pace and be safe about it. However, faster times will result in a better starting position. It is mandatory to compete in the Prologue. If you don't compete in the prologue, you will be docked for 2 hours of time allowed to run the challenge on Saturday and be stuck at the back of the starting line. You will be placed at the back of the line by Rally Connex's discretion. The Prologue is open to the public for veiwing so invite your friends and familuy to enjoy the show! Yamaha Canada will be on location from 10am to 5pm hosting Yamaha SXS Demo rides. You and Yamaha Canada will head out a on a closed-course sepatate from the prologue track with all the new Yamaha SXS. Demo ride bookings will take place on the Friday night at the Show and shine.


THE SHOW & SHINE
The Show & Shine event happens on the Thursday night of the event. Held at the same location as the rider's meetings at the Mayo Community Centre parting lot. This is where you get to show your team spirit and the killer graphics on your machine. All competitor are expected to attend the riders meetings so why don't you bring your ATV, SXS or Motorcycle to the 1st annual Dacre Show & Shine and show off your ride! The event is open to the public. Yamaha SXS Kids rides will be avaible for free. Kids can bring their own helmets and Yamaha Canada will take them as passengers on a closed-course ride in a new Yamaha SXS. Demo rides for adults will be available on the Friday at the Prologue. Multiple awards will be handed out at the rider's meetings for best in show, coolest mods, and The Dacre team spirit award where you take advantage of the Dacre Download media section and outfit your ride with our event graphics and logos.

 

GPS SEMINAR
On the Wednesday evening of the event. Rally Connex will be hosting a GPS seminar to help competitors and their support crew members better understand the workings of their GPS safely and efficiently navigate the event. We will also supply competitors on Wednesday & Thursday of the event a GPS Driving Course that will be loaded on your GPS to drive around with for testing purposes.
Note: Drivers may not drive anywhere else off-road besides the prescribed GPS testing Route. If so you will be disqualified from the event.

 

SAFETY & EMERGENCIES
It is absolutely essential to observe all highway safety codes and regulations as public roads are used.
To participate in this event.


EACH COMPETITOR HAS TO MANAGE THEIR OWN EMERGENCIES OR BREAKDOWNS. (Leave no rider alone or behind!).

A riders map will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle locations etc.  Teams suffering a terminating bike mechanical failure, rider injury or running extremely late are required to inform the ride "help line" the phone numbers will be provided on the "Riders Card". There is an absolute requirement to know the whereabouts of any entrant. If necessary, call 911 and request police, fire, ambulance etc.
Due to the long overall distance, riders/teams will be required to maintain a reasonable average speed without breaking any Ontario Highway traffic acts. This requirement is for basic safety as long sections of the later part of this ride may need to be ridden in the dark.



ROUTE SWEEPING
Rally Connex will provide sweep riders for the main designated route only! If you leave the course you are on your own! Teams will and must be responsible for other team members. Every rider MUST be accounted for!

 

 

MEAL PLAN FOR PURCHASE
Meal Plans are available for purchase during your online registration process. Purchasing this will help make your Dacre experience an easier one. There are 2 different plans to choose from. 5 servings meal plan or an 8 servings meal plan. Catering is done by Hidden Valley Catering

Note: There are no meals available for purchase on the Wednesday of the event. Must purchase your meal plan before June 25th, 2024. After that, you will not be able to purchase a meal plan. No exceptions!


5 Servings meal Includes:


Friday Dinner:
-Lasagna, Caesar salad, Fresh rolls, Apple cake with caramel sauce, Cold drinks

Saturday Breakfast:
-Boiled eggs, Fresh fruit, Muffins and pastries, Yogurt, Coffee, tea and juice

Saturday Lunch:
-Sandwich, Veggie and dip, Bag of chips, Cookie, Water

Saturday Dinner:
-BBQ chicken, Scallop potatoes, Sweet glazed carrots, Pasta salad
-Fresh rolls, Black forest cheesecake

Sunday Breakfast:
-Scrambled eggs, Bacon and breakfast sausage \, French toast casserole with maple
syrup, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, tea and juice

$100 plus Tax
.


8 Servings meal Includes:

Thursday Dinner:
-Pulled pork on a bun, Roasted Potatoes, Baked Beans, Creamy coleslaw, Strawberry shortcake, Cold drinks

Friday Breakfast:
-Scrambled eggs, Bacon and breakfast sausage, Muffins and pastries, Fresh fruits, Coffee, tea and juice

Friday Lunch:
-Beef taco bar, vegetarian option available, Cookies and brownies, Water


Includes all of the above in the 5 serving meal plan.

$145 plus Tax.

 

THE RIDE

GPS ROUTES
GPS-guided routes consist of pavement roads, gravel roads, un-assumed roads, forest access roads, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on trail & bushwhacking. All participants will experience the same GPS format, which is multiple track logs. If you complete the course in its entirety, each competitor's GPS will be collected at the finish line for judging. If your GPS track log is not turned on and recording you will be instantly disqualified from the challenge. Your track log must be accurate and free of errors. If any section of the course is missing from your GPS track Log you will be disqualified. You can use more than 1 GPS or a phone that records GPS tracks as a backup. Your speed is also recorded in your track log and failure to produce that information will also result in a total disqualification.

STAGE ONE
200KM to 300km

4 am Start to Calabogie for service & Lunch stop and mandatory 20-minute rest stop. The course consists of gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trails,   loose rock, Rocky rivers with fast-flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on the trail & bushwhacking. 


STAGE TWO
200km to 300km

Calabogie to McArthur Mills Finish. The course consists of the same difficult conditions as the morning stage one.  Mostly off-road, with Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on trail & bushwhacking.

Total Estamated KM = 574
Estamated riding time @ 30km per hour average =19.5 hrs

 


DACRE PRICING

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETITORS
Entry fee: $395

Entry Fee Includes:
-Entry to the Challenge 1 Driver
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-GPS pre-start test course
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Commemorative T-shirt, Competitor Decal.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES


GPS Rental $25 - $55
See details during the registration process

Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

Additional T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process

Trail Permit $12.50
See details during the registration process



ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETITIVE CO-DRIVER / RIDER
Entry fee Base price: $175
Only 1 Co-Driver / Rider Permitted

Co-driver / Passenger Entry Includes:
-Entry to the Challenge as a passager Support only
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-GPS pre start-test course
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Commemorative T-shirt, Competitor Decal.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES


GPS Rental $25 - $55
See details during the registration process

Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

Additional T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process


ENTRY FEE FOR SUPPORT TEAM
Entry fee base price: $40 each - Includes:

-Entry to the Challenge as a Support team person
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Competitor Decal.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES


Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process




EVENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

- 10am: Camping opens to participants - (starting/finishing line location)
- 11am: Registration Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 12pm: GPS Test Drives Open - (Mayo Community Centre)
-
6pm: GPS Test Drives GPS Loading Closes - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 7:30pm: GPS Seminar - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 11pm: Quiet Time

NOTE: There is no meal plan available for this day. Meal plans can start on Thursday at supper time.

THURSDAY

- 9am: Camping opens to participants - (starting/finishing line location)
- 9am: Registration Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 9am: GPS Test Drives Open - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 3pm: GPS Test Drives Closed
- 4:30pm: Show & Shine Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 5:30pm: Dinner Meal Plan Served
- (Mayo Community Centre)
- 6:30pm: Event Registration Closes
- 6:30pm: Moto, ATV & Argo Riders Meeting - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 7:30pm: SXS Riders Meeting - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 10pm: Quiet Time


FRIDAY
- 6am: Serving Meal Plan purchased Breakfast. - (starting/finishing line location)
- 8am: Tech inspection opens in the following order: Moto, ATV, SXS - (starting/finishing line location)
- 10am: Prologue starts in the following order: Moto, ATV, SXS. - (starting/finishing line location)
- 12pm:
Serving Meal Plan purchased Lunch - (starting/finishing line location)
- 5pm: Starting times posted - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 6pm: Serving Meal Plan purchased Dinner - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 8pm: Quiet Time


SATURDAY
- 4am: Starting time in order of your Prologue Standings. Riders leave every 60 seconds - (starting/finishing line location)
- 2am: Challenge Closes - (starting/finishing line location)
Single riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2-minute intervals. Single riders & teams will be assigned their starting minute by draw at the riders meeting on Friday night. Support crews can leave as soon as their riders have left. Ride your prescribed routes and return to
the finish where riders will report in. Food will be catered to attendees that purchased the meal plan.

SUNDAY
- 9am: Serving Meal Plan purchased Breakfast
- 10:30am: Awards ceremony, door prize give away's to all present.
- 5pm: All Campers must be checked out

 

EVENT LOCATION
MAYO COMMUNITY CENTRE

64 Mayo Lake Rd McArthurs Mills, ON K0L 2M0

 

For questions and answers please email: rallyconnexevents@gmail.com

EVENT DATE July 10 - 14. 2024

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JUNE 25 2024

COMPETITORS REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

 

SUPPORT CREW REGISTRATION CLICK HERE



CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate ATV / Side-by-Side Challenge

-Start to think about you team today!
-Sharpen up on your GPS skills

 

 

Please read ALL of the following information before submitting online entry form!

 

SILVER CLASS INFO (Click here to return to the Classification list)



(Medium to Hard Terrain. Open to 4X4 ATV and SXS Off-road plated registered and insured or similar for out of provence or country participants.)

 

DRIVERS / RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long-distance ride and a VERY difficult Challenge. Both mental and physical health conditions are essential. Riders must be respectful of the long distance involved and must be prepared to ride safely and steadily. Extreme type terrain will be mandatory to ride in this class, which will include but not limited to: Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees & bushwhacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.

MACHINE
Off-Road Plated and registered, Quiet (94dB standard test), 4X4 ATV's and SXS in excellent working condition. A basic technical inspection will have to be passed. If you don't pass tech you will not ride. There will be NO exceptions! (Tech inspection requirements listed below)
Routes are planned to accommodate ATV's and SXS ranging from but not limited to 450cc to 1000cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km.


SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE AND RULES
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 21hrs. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other competitors throughout the event without penalty. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that you carry a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit an S.O.S button for medical emergency support and rescue, We recommend a Garmin In-Reach unit) Single riders must follow the listed requirements below.

TEAM CLASSIFICATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES:
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 21hrs. You will be scored independently with your totals added up between your teammates. You are permitted to ride with other competitors throughout the event without penalty. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that at least 1 member of your team carries a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit an S.O.S button for medical emergency support and rescue, We recommend a Garmin In-Reach unit)
All competitors within teams must follow the listed requirements below. You must finish the event with your entire team.

A team constitutes the following:
-1 Driver on a ATV or SXS machine from 2 to 5 machines in team.
(ATV classes are only permitted 1 driver on a machine.)
-1 Driver & 1 Competitive Co-Driver/Rider on a single SXS machine.
-1 Driver & 1 Competitive Co-Driver/Rider on a SXS machine consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals in a team.


EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
- Appropriate drivers license.
- Proof of applicable insurance.
- GARMIN, Trail Tech, Ride Command or Phone/tablet GPS. spare batteries etc. (every TEAM "MUST HAVE" a GPS for every Machine that can record tracks)
- Small solar survival blanket
- "Power bars", drinks.
- Sufficient tools appropriate to your particular machine.
- The means of repairing a flat tire.
- Fire starter, Matches or lighter.
- LED SOS light.

- Small First aid kit.
- Ontario Paper map – not provided (back up)
- Route description sheets (provided at start)
- Cell phones (cell number MUST be provided to Rally Connex during the online registration)


MACHINE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

THIS LIST INCLUDES ALL ATV, SXS and ARGO ENTERING THE EVENT.
- Competition Decal Mounted to the FRONT of the Machine
- Bright Headlight suitable for night riding
- Tail Light
- Sound Test -94dB Must be less than NO EXCEPTIONS!
- License Valid
- Insurance Valid
- Ownership
- Trail Pass (Purchased at Online Registration)
- Proper GPS Mounting on machine

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
You are required to wear proper riding gear. Minimum equipment is: Helmet, Goggles or other suitable eye protection, riding boots, longsleve shirt and pants, riding gloves.

Failure of any of the Tech Inspection items will

remove you from the event,

no exceptions



SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.
- Headlight functions
- Brake light functions
- Front Brake OK
- Rear Brake OK
- Engine starts easily
- Engine shuts off easily
- Spokes OK
- Tire tread OK
- Tire Pressure OK
- Chain / Tension OK
- Wheel Bearings OK
- Mirror

 

GPS & RENTALS
To see the list of GPS's Rally Connex approves at our events please the the GPS Regulations Page. GPS rentals are available while quantities last. Cost per day rental starts at $25.00 to $55.00 plus a $100 cash damage/loss deposit upon time of pick up. The deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of AA batteries will be included and basic mounting hardware. The deposit must be made in CASH.

 

CAMPING ON SITE
Camping is included in your entry fee. The camping location is at the starting line. There is no Water, Hydro or sewage hookup. Quite generators only. Take out what you bring in! Portable toilets will be on site. We can accommodate any size setup. You can access the camping area anytime after Wednesday at 10am. You must check out no later than 5pm on the Sunday of the event. The camping location is 3km west on Highway 28 from the event registration location. Google Maps link will be provided closer to the event date.

 

SUPPORT CREW
A Support Crew Member is a person that helps you throughout the event. Much like a personal assistant. They may not ride with you or be a passenger. They can rendezvous with you at prescribed checkpoints or any point along the course they see fit to intercept you for support. Support crews can virtually help with anything you may need. fuel, food, water, dry clothing, parts, medical, moral support, etc... Support crew members have their own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $40.00 This includes camping for 1 crew member. Each additional crew member pays $10 each for camping. There will be a "meal deal" that can be purchased during online registration so that they can partake in all the same meals that the competitors have.  Vehicle support crews will be provided 1 week in advance with a gpx file. This file will cover multiple waypoints to navigate throughout the course using paved and gravel roads to each of the pit stop locations.  Recommended timelines will be provided.  This is a challenging rally for the support groups as well. Support teams will have to use their navigation skills to locate their riders throughout the day if they can not make it to the provided pit stop locations. Your safety is their #1 concern.

THE MAIN CHALLENGE SCORING
Teams and single riders will have their GPS tracks analyzed at the end of the ride. The more accurately you complete the prescribed route the more points you are rewarded to your overall score. You must complete the entire event in order to be scored. Riders/teams that don't complete the event or time out at the safety checks, will not be scored. NO Speeding on the public road portions (penalty ranging from point deductions to full disqualification) Teams must finish within their rider mandate. In other words, your entire team must start and finish the event as prescribed.

All single riders & teams must stop at all checkpoints. If you don't reach all checkpoints you will DNF the event. (DNF= Did Not Finish) All checkpoints are on the routes provided.  The checkpoints are shown on the route, about half of them are at the gas stops, which are also identified on the routes.  

THE PROLOGUE
The Plolouge is a closed course where you will be timed. Your time will reflect on what starting position you are assigned for the Saturday morning starting line. Riders are let go one by one every 60 seconds. The course will be technical and fast at times. Run the course at your own pace and be safe about it. However, faster times will result in a better starting position. It is mandatory to compete in the Prologue. If you don't compete in the prologue, you will be docked for 2 hours of time allowed to run the challenge on Saturday and be stuck at the back of the starting line. You will be placed at the back of the line by Rally Connex's discretion. The Prologue is open to the public for veiwing so invite your friends and familuy to enjoy the show! Yamaha Canada will be on location from 10am to 5pm hosting Yamaha SXS Demo rides. You and Yamaha Canada will head out a on a closed-course sepatate from the prologue track with all the new Yamaha SXS. Demo ride bookings will take place on the Friday night at the Show and shine.


THE SHOW & SHINE
The Show & Shine event happens on the Thursday night of the event. Held at the same location as the rider's meetings at the Mayo Community Centre parting lot. This is where you get to show your team spirit and the killer graphics on your machine. All competitor are expected to attend the riders meetings so why don't you bring your ATV, SXS or Motorcycle to the 1st annual Dacre Show & Shine and show off your ride! The event is open to the public. Yamaha SXS Kids rides will be avaible for free. Kids can bring their own helmets and Yamaha Canada will take them as passengers on a closed-course ride in a new Yamaha SXS. Demo rides for adults will be available on the Friday at the Prologue. Multiple awards will be handed out at the rider's meetings for best in show, coolest mods, and The Dacre team spirit award where you take advantage of the Dacre Download media section and outfit your ride with our event graphics and logos.

 

GPS SEMINAR
On the Wednesday evening of the event. Rally Connex will be hosting a GPS seminar to help competitors and their support crew members better understand the workings of their GPS safely and efficiently navigate the event. We will also supply competitors on Wednesday & Thursday of the event a GPS Driving Course that will be loaded on your GPS to drive around with for testing purposes.
Note: Drivers may not drive anywhere else off-road besides the prescribed GPS testing Route. If so you will be disqualified from the event.

 

SAFETY & EMERGENCIES
It is absolutely essential to observe all highway safety codes and regulations as public roads are used.
To participate in this event.


EACH COMPETITOR HAS TO MANAGE THEIR OWN EMERGENCIES OR BREAKDOWNS. (Leave no rider alone or behind!).

A riders map will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle locations etc.  Teams suffering a terminating bike mechanical failure, rider injury or running extremely late are required to inform the ride "help line" the phone numbers will be provided on the "Riders Card". There is an absolute requirement to know the whereabouts of any entrant. If necessary, call 911 and request police, fire, ambulance etc.
Due to the long overall distance, riders/teams will be required to maintain a reasonable average speed without breaking any Ontario Highway traffic acts. This requirement is for basic safety as long sections of the later part of this ride may need to be ridden in the dark.



ROUTE SWEEPING
Rally Connex will provide sweep riders for the main designated route only! If you leave the course you are on your own! Teams will and must be responsible for other team members. Every rider MUST be accounted for!

 

 

MEAL PLAN FOR PURCHASE
Meal Plans are available for purchase during your online registration process. Purchasing this will help make your Dacre experience an easier one. There are 2 different plans to choose from. 5 servings meal plan or an 8 servings meal plan. Catering is done by Hidden Valley Catering

Note: There are no meals available for purchase on the Wednesday of the event. Must purchase your meal plan before June 25th, 2024. After that, you will not be able to purchase a meal plan. No exceptions!


5 Servings meal Includes:


Friday Dinner:
-Lasagna, Caesar salad, Fresh rolls, Apple cake with caramel sauce, Cold drinks

Saturday Breakfast:
-Boiled eggs, Fresh fruit, Muffins and pastries, Yogurt, Coffee, tea and juice

Saturday Lunch:
-Sandwich, Veggie and dip, Bag of chips, Cookie, Water

Saturday Dinner:
-BBQ chicken, Scallop potatoes, Sweet glazed carrots, Pasta salad
-Fresh rolls, Black forest cheesecake

Sunday Breakfast:
-Scrambled eggs, Bacon and breakfast sausage \, French toast casserole with maple
syrup, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, tea and juice

$100 plus Tax
.


8 Servings meal Includes:

Thursday Dinner:
-Pulled pork on a bun, Roasted Potatoes, Baked Beans, Creamy coleslaw, Strawberry shortcake, Cold drinks

Friday Breakfast:
-Scrambled eggs, Bacon and breakfast sausage, Muffins and pastries, Fresh fruits, Coffee, tea and juice

Friday Lunch:
-Beef taco bar, vegetarian option available, Cookies and brownies, Water


Includes all of the above in the 5 serving meal plan.

$145 plus Tax.

 

THE RIDE

GPS ROUTES
GPS-guided routes consist of pavement roads, gravel roads, un-assumed roads, forest access roads, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on trail & bushwhacking. All participants will experience the same GPS format, which is multiple track logs. If you complete the course in its entirety, each competitor's GPS will be collected at the finish line for judging. If your GPS track log is not turned on and recording you will be instantly disqualified from the challenge. Your track log must be accurate and free of errors. If any section of the course is missing from your GPS track Log you will be disqualified. You can use more than 1 GPS or a phone that records GPS tracks as a backup. Your speed is also recorded in your track log and failure to produce that information will also result in a total disqualification.

STAGE ONE
200KM to 300km

4 am Start to Calabogie for service & Lunch stop and mandatory 20-minute rest stop. The course consists of gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trails,   loose rock, Rocky rivers with fast-flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on the trail & bushwhacking. 


STAGE TWO
200km to 300km

Calabogie to McArthur Mills Finish. The course consists of the same difficult conditions as the morning stage one.  Mostly off-road, with Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on trail & bushwhacking.

Total Estamated KM = 574
Estamated riding time @ 30km per hour average =19.5 hrs

 


DACRE PRICING

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETITORS
Entry fee: $395

Entry Fee Includes:
-Entry to the Challenge 1 Driver
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-GPS pre-start test course
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Commemorative T-shirt, Competitor Decal.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES


GPS Rental $25 - $55
See details during the registration process

Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

Additional T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process

Trail Permit $12.50
See details during the registration process



ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETITIVE CO-DRIVER / RIDER
Entry fee Base price: $175
Only 1 Co-Driver / Rider Permitted

Co-driver / Passenger Entry Includes:
-Entry to the Challenge as a passager Support only
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-GPS pre start-test course
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Commemorative T-shirt, Competitor Decal.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES


GPS Rental $25 - $55
See details during the registration process

Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

Additional T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process


ENTRY FEE FOR SUPPORT TEAM
Entry fee base price: $40 each - Includes:

-Entry to the Challenge as a Support team person
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Competitor Decal.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES


Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process




EVENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

- 10am: Camping opens to participants - (starting/finishing line location)
- 11am: Registration Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 12pm: GPS Test Drives Open - (Mayo Community Centre)
-
6pm: GPS Test Drives GPS Loading Closes - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 7:30pm: GPS Seminar - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 11pm: Quiet Time

NOTE: There is no meal plan available for this day. Meal plans can start on Thursday at supper time.

THURSDAY

- 9am: Camping opens to participants - (starting/finishing line location)
- 9am: Registration Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 9am: GPS Test Drives Open - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 3pm: GPS Test Drives Closed
- 4:30pm: Show & Shine Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 5:30pm: Dinner Meal Plan Served
- (Mayo Community Centre)
- 6:30pm: Event Registration Closes
- 6:30pm: Moto, ATV & Argo Riders Meeting - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 7:30pm: SXS Riders Meeting - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 10pm: Quiet Time


FRIDAY
- 6am: Serving Meal Plan purchased Breakfast. - (starting/finishing line location)
- 8am: Tech inspection opens in the following order: Moto, ATV, SXS - (starting/finishing line location)
- 10am: Prologue starts in the following order: Moto, ATV, SXS. - (starting/finishing line location)
- 12pm:
Serving Meal Plan purchased Lunch - (starting/finishing line location)
- 5pm: Starting times posted - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 6pm: Serving Meal Plan purchased Dinner - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 8pm: Quiet Time


SATURDAY
- 4am: Starting time in order of your Prologue Standings. Riders leave every 60 seconds - (starting/finishing line location)
- 2am: Challenge Closes - (starting/finishing line location)
Single riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2-minute intervals. Single riders & teams will be assigned their starting minute by draw at the riders meeting on Friday night. Support crews can leave as soon as their riders have left. Ride your prescribed routes and return to
the finish where riders will report in. Food will be catered to attendees that purchased the meal plan.

SUNDAY
- 9am: Serving Meal Plan purchased Breakfast
- 10:30am: Awards ceremony, door prize give away's to all present.
- 5pm: All Campers must be checked out

 

EVENT LOCATION
MAYO COMMUNITY CENTRE

64 Mayo Lake Rd McArthurs Mills, ON K0L 2M0

 

For questions and answers please email: rallyconnexevents@gmail.com

EVENT DATE July 10 - 14. 2024

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JUNE 25 2024

COMPETITORS REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

 

SUPPORT CREW REGISTRATION CLICK HERE



CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate ATV / Side-by-Side Challenge

-Start to think about you team today!
-Sharpen up on your GPS skills


 

BRONZE CLASS INFO (Click here to return to the Classification list)



(Easy to Medium Terrain. Open to 4X4 ATV and SXS Off-road plated registered and insured or similar for out of provence or country participants.)

 

DRIVERS / RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long-distance ride and a difficult Challenge. Both mental and physical health conditions are essential. Riders must be respectful of the long distance involved and must be prepared to ride safely and steadily, which will include but not limited to: Rivers crossongs, hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, water holes, muliple type trail systems, down trees & bushwhacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.

MACHINE
Off-Road Plated and registered, Quiet (94dB standard test), 4X4 ATV's and SXS in excellent working condition. A basic technical inspection will have to be passed. If you don't pass tech you will not ride. There will be NO exceptions! (Tech inspection requirements listed below)
Routes are planned to accommodate ATV's and SXS ranging from but not limited to 450cc to 1000cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km.


SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE AND RULES
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 21hrs. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other competitors throughout the event without penalty. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that you carry a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit an S.O.S button for medical emergency support and rescue, We recommend a Garmin In-Reach unit) Single riders must follow the listed requirements below.

TEAM CLASSIFICATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES:
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 21hrs. You will be scored independently with your totals added up between your teammates. You are permitted to ride with other competitors throughout the event without penalty. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that at least 1 member of your team carries a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit an S.O.S button for medical emergency support and rescue, We recommend a Garmin In-Reach unit)
All competitors within teams must follow the listed requirements below. You must finish the event with your entire team.

A team constitutes the following:
-1 Driver on a ATV or SXS machine from 2 to 5 machines in team.
(ATV classes are only permitted 1 driver on a machine.)
-1 Driver & 1 Competitive Co-Driver/Rider on a single SXS machine.
-1 Driver & 1 Competitive Co-Driver/Rider on a SXS machine consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals in a team.


EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
- Appropriate drivers license.
- Proof of applicable insurance.
- GARMIN, Trail Tech, Ride Command or Phone/tablet GPS. spare batteries etc. (every TEAM "MUST HAVE" a GPS for every Machine that can record tracks)
- Small solar survival blanket
- "Power bars", drinks.
- Sufficient tools appropriate to your particular machine.
- The means of repairing a flat tire.
- Fire starter, Matches or lighter.
- LED SOS light.

- Small First aid kit.
- Ontario Paper map – not provided (back up)
- Route description sheets (provided at start)
- Cell phones (cell number MUST be provided to Rally Connex during the online registration)


MACHINE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

THIS LIST INCLUDES ALL ATV, SXS and ARGO ENTERING THE EVENT.
- Competition Decal Mounted to the FRONT of the Machine
- Bright Headlight suitable for night riding
- Tail Light
- Sound Test -94dB Must be less than NO EXCEPTIONS!
- License Valid
- Insurance Valid
- Ownership
- Trail Pass (Purchased at Online Registration)
- Proper GPS Mounting on machine

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
You are required to wear proper riding gear. Minimum equipment is: Helmet, Goggles or other suitable eye protection, riding boots, longsleve shirt and pants, riding gloves.

Failure of any of the Tech Inspection items will

remove you from the event,

no exceptions



SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS.
- Headlight functions
- Brake light functions
- Front Brake OK
- Rear Brake OK
- Engine starts easily
- Engine shuts off easily
- Spokes OK
- Tire tread OK
- Tire Pressure OK
- Chain / Tension OK
- Wheel Bearings OK
- Mirror

 

GPS & RENTALS
To see the list of GPS's Rally Connex approves at our events please the the GPS Regulations Page. GPS rentals are available while quantities last. Cost per day rental starts at $25.00 to $55.00 plus a $100 cash damage/loss deposit upon time of pick up. The deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of AA batteries will be included and basic mounting hardware. The deposit must be made in CASH.

 

CAMPING ON SITE
Camping is included in your entry fee. The camping location is at the starting line. There is no Water, Hydro or sewage hookup. Quite generators only. Take out what you bring in! Portable toilets will be on site. We can accommodate any size setup. You can access the camping area anytime after Wednesday at 10am. You must check out no later than 5pm on the Sunday of the event. The camping location is 3km west on Highway 28 from the event registration location. Google Maps link will be provided closer to the event date.

 

SUPPORT CREW
A Support Crew Member is a person that helps you throughout the event. Much like a personal assistant. They may not ride with you or be a passenger. They can rendezvous with you at prescribed checkpoints or any point along the course they see fit to intercept you for support. Support crews can virtually help with anything you may need. fuel, food, water, dry clothing, parts, medical, moral support, etc... Support crew members have their own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $40.00 This includes camping for 1 crew member. Each additional crew member pays $10 each for camping. There will be a "meal deal" that can be purchased during online registration so that they can partake in all the same meals that the competitors have.  Vehicle support crews will be provided 1 week in advance with a gpx file. This file will cover multiple waypoints to navigate throughout the course using paved and gravel roads to each of the pit stop locations.  Recommended timelines will be provided.  This is a challenging rally for the support groups as well. Support teams will have to use their navigation skills to locate their riders throughout the day if they can not make it to the provided pit stop locations. Your safety is their #1 concern.

THE MAIN CHALLENGE SCORING
Teams and single riders will have their GPS tracks analyzed at the end of the ride. The more accurately you complete the prescribed route the more points you are rewarded to your overall score. You must complete the entire event in order to be scored. Riders/teams that don't complete the event or time out at the safety checks, will not be scored. NO Speeding on the public road portions (penalty ranging from point deductions to full disqualification) Teams must finish within their rider mandate. In other words, your entire team must start and finish the event as prescribed.

All single riders & teams must stop at all checkpoints. If you don't reach all checkpoints you will DNF the event. (DNF= Did Not Finish) All checkpoints are on the routes provided.  The checkpoints are shown on the route, about half of them are at the gas stops, which are also identified on the routes.  

THE PROLOGUE
The Plolouge is a closed course where you will be timed. Your time will reflect on what starting position you are assigned for the Saturday morning starting line. Riders are let go one by one every 60 seconds. The course will be technical and fast at times. Run the course at your own pace and be safe about it. However, faster times will result in a better starting position. It is mandatory to compete in the Prologue. If you don't compete in the prologue, you will be docked for 2 hours of time allowed to run the challenge on Saturday and be stuck at the back of the starting line. You will be placed at the back of the line by Rally Connex's discretion. The Prologue is open to the public for veiwing so invite your friends and familuy to enjoy the show! Yamaha Canada will be on location from 10am to 5pm hosting Yamaha SXS Demo rides. You and Yamaha Canada will head out a on a closed-course sepatate from the prologue track with all the new Yamaha SXS. Demo ride bookings will take place on the Friday night at the Show and shine.


THE SHOW & SHINE
The Show & Shine event happens on the Thursday night of the event. Held at the same location as the rider's meetings at the Mayo Community Centre parting lot. This is where you get to show your team spirit and the killer graphics on your machine. All competitor are expected to attend the riders meetings so why don't you bring your ATV, SXS or Motorcycle to the 1st annual Dacre Show & Shine and show off your ride! The event is open to the public. Yamaha SXS Kids rides will be avaible for free. Kids can bring their own helmets and Yamaha Canada will take them as passengers on a closed-course ride in a new Yamaha SXS. Demo rides for adults will be available on the Friday at the Prologue. Multiple awards will be handed out at the rider's meetings for best in show, coolest mods, and The Dacre team spirit award where you take advantage of the Dacre Download media section and outfit your ride with our event graphics and logos.

 

GPS SEMINAR
On the Wednesday evening of the event. Rally Connex will be hosting a GPS seminar to help competitors and their support crew members better understand the workings of their GPS safely and efficiently navigate the event. We will also supply competitors on Wednesday & Thursday of the event a GPS Driving Course that will be loaded on your GPS to drive around with for testing purposes.
Note: Drivers may not drive anywhere else off-road besides the prescribed GPS testing Route. If so you will be disqualified from the event.

 

SAFETY & EMERGENCIES
It is absolutely essential to observe all highway safety codes and regulations as public roads are used.
To participate in this event.


EACH COMPETITOR HAS TO MANAGE THEIR OWN EMERGENCIES OR BREAKDOWNS. (Leave no rider alone or behind!).

A riders map will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle locations etc.  Teams suffering a terminating bike mechanical failure, rider injury or running extremely late are required to inform the ride "help line" the phone numbers will be provided on the "Riders Card". There is an absolute requirement to know the whereabouts of any entrant. If necessary, call 911 and request police, fire, ambulance etc.
Due to the long overall distance, riders/teams will be required to maintain a reasonable average speed without breaking any Ontario Highway traffic acts. This requirement is for basic safety as long sections of the later part of this ride may need to be ridden in the dark.



ROUTE SWEEPING
Rally Connex will provide sweep riders for the main designated route only! If you leave the course you are on your own! Teams will and must be responsible for other team members. Every rider MUST be accounted for!

 

 

MEAL PLAN FOR PURCHASE
Meal Plans are available for purchase during your online registration process. Purchasing this will help make your Dacre experience an easier one. There are 2 different plans to choose from. 5 servings meal plan or an 8 servings meal plan. Catering is done by Hidden Valley Catering

Note: There are no meals available for purchase on the Wednesday of the event. Must purchase your meal plan before June 25th, 2024. After that, you will not be able to purchase a meal plan. No exceptions!


5 Servings meal Includes:


Friday Dinner:
-Lasagna, Caesar salad, Fresh rolls, Apple cake with caramel sauce, Cold drinks

Saturday Breakfast:
-Boiled eggs, Fresh fruit, Muffins and pastries, Yogurt, Coffee, tea and juice

Saturday Lunch:
-Sandwich, Veggie and dip, Bag of chips, Cookie, Water

Saturday Dinner:
-BBQ chicken, Scallop potatoes, Sweet glazed carrots, Pasta salad
-Fresh rolls, Black forest cheesecake

Sunday Breakfast:
-Scrambled eggs, Bacon and breakfast sausage \, French toast casserole with maple
syrup, Fresh Fruit, Coffee, tea and juice

$100 plus Tax
.


8 Servings meal Includes:

Thursday Dinner:
-Pulled pork on a bun, Roasted Potatoes, Baked Beans, Creamy coleslaw, Strawberry shortcake, Cold drinks

Friday Breakfast:
-Scrambled eggs, Bacon and breakfast sausage, Muffins and pastries, Fresh fruits, Coffee, tea and juice

Friday Lunch:
-Beef taco bar, vegetarian option available, Cookies and brownies, Water


Includes all of the above in the 5 serving meal plan.

$145 plus Tax.

 

THE RIDE

GPS ROUTES
GPS-guided routes consist of pavement roads, gravel roads, un-assumed roads, forest access roads, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on trail & bushwhacking. All participants will experience the same GPS format, which is multiple track logs. If you complete the course in its entirety, each competitor's GPS will be collected at the finish line for judging. If your GPS track log is not turned on and recording you will be instantly disqualified from the challenge. Your track log must be accurate and free of errors. If any section of the course is missing from your GPS track Log you will be disqualified. You can use more than 1 GPS or a phone that records GPS tracks as a backup. Your speed is also recorded in your track log and failure to produce that information will also result in a total disqualification.

STAGE ONE
200KM to 300km

4 am Start to Calabogie for service & Lunch stop and mandatory 20-minute rest stop. The course consists of gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trails,   loose rock, Rocky rivers with fast-flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on the trail & bushwhacking. 


STAGE TWO
200km to 300km

Calabogie to McArthur Mills Finish. The course consists of the same difficult conditions as the morning stage one.  Mostly off-road, with Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical single-track trail systems, drop off`s & step-ups, multiple down trees on trail & bushwhacking.

Total Estamated KM = 574
Estamated riding time @ 30km per hour average =19.5 hrs

 


DACRE PRICING

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETITORS
Entry fee: $395

Entry Fee Includes:
-Entry to the Challenge 1 Driver
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-GPS pre-start test course
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Commemorative T-shirt, Competitor Decal.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES


GPS Rental $25 - $55
See details during the registration process

Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

Additional T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process

Trail Permit $12.50
See details during the registration process



ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETITIVE CO-DRIVER / RIDER
Entry fee Base price: $175
Only 1 Co-Driver / Rider Permitted

Co-driver / Passenger Entry Includes:
-Entry to the Challenge as a passager Support only
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-GPS pre start-test course
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Commemorative T-shirt, Competitor Decal.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES


GPS Rental $25 - $55
See details during the registration process

Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

Additional T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process


ENTRY FEE FOR SUPPORT TEAM
Entry fee base price: $40 each - Includes:

-Entry to the Challenge as a Support team person
-Entry to the Prologue
-GPS seminar
-On-site camping at the Start & Finish Line. 1 person Only
-Awards Ceremony, prize table.
-Competitor Decal.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES


Meal Plan $100 - $145
See details on this page

T- Shirt $30
See details during the registration process




EVENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

- 10am: Camping opens to participants - (starting/finishing line location)
- 11am: Registration Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 12pm: GPS Test Drives Open - (Mayo Community Centre)
-
6pm: GPS Test Drives GPS Loading Closes - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 7:30pm: GPS Seminar - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 11pm: Quiet Time

NOTE: There is no meal plan available for this day. Meal plans can start on Thursday at supper time.

THURSDAY

- 9am: Camping opens to participants - (starting/finishing line location)
- 9am: Registration Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 9am: GPS Test Drives Open - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 3pm: GPS Test Drives Closed
- 4:30pm: Show & Shine Opens - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 5:30pm: Dinner Meal Plan Served
- (Mayo Community Centre)
- 6:30pm: Event Registration Closes
- 6:30pm: Moto, ATV & Argo Riders Meeting - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 7:30pm: SXS Riders Meeting - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 10pm: Quiet Time


FRIDAY
- 6am: Serving Meal Plan purchased Breakfast. - (starting/finishing line location)
- 8am: Tech inspection opens in the following order: Moto, ATV, SXS - (starting/finishing line location)
- 10am: Prologue starts in the following order: Moto, ATV, SXS. - (starting/finishing line location)
- 12pm:
Serving Meal Plan purchased Lunch - (starting/finishing line location)
- 5pm: Starting times posted - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 6pm: Serving Meal Plan purchased Dinner - (Mayo Community Centre)
- 8pm: Quiet Time


SATURDAY
- 4am: Starting time in order of your Prologue Standings. Riders leave every 60 seconds - (starting/finishing line location)
- 2am: Challenge Closes - (starting/finishing line location)
Single riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2-minute intervals. Single riders & teams will be assigned their starting minute by draw at the riders meeting on Friday night. Support crews can leave as soon as their riders have left. Ride your prescribed routes and return to
the finish where riders will report in. Food will be catered to attendees that purchased the meal plan.

SUNDAY
- 9am: Serving Meal Plan purchased Breakfast
- 10:30am: Awards ceremony, door prize give away's to all present.
- 5pm: All Campers must be checked out

 

EVENT LOCATION
MAYO COMMUNITY CENTRE

64 Mayo Lake Rd McArthurs Mills, ON K0L 2M0

 

For questions and answers please email: rallyconnexevents@gmail.com

EVENT DATE July 10 - 14. 2024

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JUNE 25 2024

COMPETITORS REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

 

SUPPORT CREW REGISTRATION CLICK HERE



CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate ATV / Side-by-Side Challenge

-Start to think about you team today!
-Sharpen up on your GPS skills

 

 

2023 Dacre "The Longest Day" Rally Offical results.
117 vehicles started.
9 finished.


Here are the classes that finished with results.


-Gold ADV Solo
1st: Ivan Buetikofer, 10 points, CAN, KTM
2nd: Matt Buchter, 22 points, USA, Honda


-Gold SXS Team
1st: Team AJP, 22 points, CAN, Polaris
Greg Vermeersch, Aaron Nacsia,


2nd: Team Controlled Disaster, 23 points, CAN, Polaris
Colin Vermeersch, Alex Creator


-Silver ADV Solo
1st: Shannon Irwin 7 points, CAN, Suzuki


-Silver ADV Team
1st: Team Meyer, 4 points, CAN, Honda
Derrick Meyer, Steven Meyer.


-Bronze ATV Team
1st: Team Ramrod, 22 Points, CAN, CAN-AM, Polaris
Matt Drummond, James Mitchell


CONGRATULATIONS
Thanks to all our sponsors!!!
KLIM, TripleClamp Moto, Lang's Off-Road, Dualsport Plus, Radioworld, GPS Central, Studio Cycle Group Inc., &
Red Bull