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Dacre Rally

Dacre Overland Rally

Date: July 6 - 9 / 2023



The EVENT
The Dacre Rally is a GPS guided event that runs up to 750km in a 24 hour time frame. Multiple classes to choose from. Gold, Silver & Bronze. Each class representing difficulty based on mileage and terrain covered. Neither speed or time is factored into the results of this challenge. Racing is not what this event is about. Its simply completing the prescribed route in its entirety. Complete this event and be one of the few esteemed riders to hold that accomplishment. Do you have what it takes to survive the "Longest Day"


The event is a "Challenge Concept Event". Open to off road registered ATV & Side-by-Side Machines. Only 4x4 machines permitted. (See class and machine qualifications below) This is not a day tour, it's all about personal and machine preparation, reliability, self sufficiency, team work, planning, navigation and camaraderie. 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 providing assistance in extreme emergency situations. You are responsible for providing your own logistics if you leave the event for any reason.  The entire route will be “swept” by our crew, but they may be hours behind you.

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. For full details please continue reading below.

NEW FOR 2023 We have added an extra day to move into the event. The Thursday before the event is now open for participants to arrive. This will greatly help you get settled into your campsite, get your machine ready, and do some test driving in the local area before registration and tech inspection open on the Friday.


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 4X4 ATV & SXS with Ontario Off road Green plate registration and insurance or similar for out of provence or country participants.)


DRIVERS / RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long distance ride. A both mental and physical healthy condition is 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 offs & step ups, multiple down trees & bushwhacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Green Plated and registered, Quiet (94dB standard test), 4X4 ATV's & 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 450cc to 1000cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km. 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.

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. Single entry does not allow passengers for either SXS or ATV. It is highly recommended but not mandatory that you carry a GPS emergency beacon. (A GPS Emergency beacon allows you to hit a 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 team mates. 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 a 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.

A team constitutes the following:
-1 Driver on a ATV or SXS machine consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals.
-1 Driver & 1 Passenger on a single SXS machine.
-1 Driver & 1 Passenger on a multiple SXS machines consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals.

ATV classes are only permitted 1 driver on a machine. SXS competitors with a passenger will be considered as a team entry. There must be a primary driver and passenger. The passenger is not permitted to drive the vehicle at any time while competing in the rally.

EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
Appropriate drivers license.
Proof of applicable insurance.
GARMIN GPS, spare batteries etc. (every TEAM "MUST HAVE" a GARMIN GPS for every Machine!)
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)
(go to tech inspection as a team)


MACHINE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Engine starts easily
Engine shuts off easily
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Universal joints in good condition
Good Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on machine
Mirror

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. At registration, you will be given a "Riders Card" (your ticket to ride!). The appropriate check boxes MUST be filled in before you are allowed to ride!

 

Failure of any of the Tech Inspection items will remove you from the event,

no exceptions.

 

GPS & RENTALS

To see the list of GPS's Rally Connex approves at out events please see 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.. Deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of batteries will be included. Depot must be made in CASH.

 

CAMPING ON SITE
On site camping at the starting line location is available for purchase This is a prime location and has limited availability.
Includes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during the event. There is no Water, Hydro or sewage hookup. Quite generators only. Take out what you bring in! Public washrooms and Out houses are on site. $55.00 per vehicle.


CAMPING OFF SITE
Off site camping is available at a price of $25.00 per vehicle. Location is 4km away from 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.

 

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 check points 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 there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $25.00 See camping charges above. There will be a "meal deal" that can be purchased so that they can partake in all the same meals that the riders have.  Vehicle support crews will be provided 1 week in advance with a gpx file. This file will be covering multiple way points to navigate through out the course using paved and gravel roads to each of the pit stop locations.  Recommended time lines will be provided.  This is a challenging rally for the support teams as well. Support teams will have to use navigation skills to locate their riders throughout the day if they can not make it to the provided pit stop locations.

SCORING
All single riders & teams must stop at all checkpoints.  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.  Attending each checkpoint earns you points. Showing team spirit. ex: Team uniforms, flags, stickers, t-shirts etc etc.... Dacre logo on any team spirit will gain extra points. Download the logo here

Teams and single riders will have their GPS tracks analyzed at the end of the ride. The more accurate you complete the prescribed route the more points are rewarded to the over all score. NO Speeding on the public road portions (penalty ranging from point deductions to full disqualification) Teams must finish with there minimum rider mandate. In other words, If your class has a minimum of 2 riders but your team has 3 riders and one quits, the other 2 may continue once the quitted rider has been safely returned to the start of the event.


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


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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle etc.  Teams suffering a terminating 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
We 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!
We will have a support vehicle shadowing the route, via a truck route in case of emergencies.



GPS ROUTES
GPS guided, routes consist of pavement, county gravel, un-assumed, forest access roads, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, drop offs & step ups, multiple down trees on trail & bush whacking. Basic map and route notes will be provided. All participants will experience the same routing format, which is multiple routes consisting of 50 route points each. Track files are also included. Each riders GPS will be collected at the finish line for full inspection that you completed the routes in there entirety If your GPS track log is not turned on and recording you will be instantly disqualified from the challenge. Your speed is also recorded in your track log and failure to produce that information will also result in a total disqualification.

CHECK POINTS
There will be many checkpoints throughout the day, to ensure that all riders are on course, and to track their progress.  Failing to stop at a checkpoint will eliminate your attendance in the challenge and remove your teams name from the finishers list. 

TRANSPORT OF PERSONAL EFFECTS:
There will be no service of this sort provided by Rally Connex.


THE RIDE

START LOCATION
MAYO COMMUNITY CENTRE

64 Mayo Lake Rd McArthurs Mills, ON K0L 2M0

 

Driving times to start

Toronto ON 3hrs

Ottawa ON 3hrs

North Bay ON 3.5hrs

Montreal QC 4.5hrs

Rochester NY 5.5hrs

Burlington VT 6hrs


STAGE ONE
369KM

4 am Start to Calabogie and then loop back to Start location in McArthurs Mills. Course consists of gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trail.  loose rock, 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 tree`s on trail & bush whacking.  Start will be in darkness.  Then return to start for start of afternoon loop / Night loop. A mandatory 15 minute stop check at this point.

STAGE TWO
200km

McArthurs Mills to Cloyne and then loop back to finish in Carter Mills. 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 tree`s on trail & bush whacking. A mandatory 10 minute stop check point in Cloyne and 5 check points.

 

 

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $375 - Includes:
Friday – supper.
Saturday - Light breakfast, Lunch, BBQ Supper
Sunday - Buffet breakfast, huge prize table.
Commemorative T-shirt, Large Decal for headlight mask.

 

ENTRY FEE FOR SUPPORT TEAM
Entry fee: $25 (each)
Options to for camping and meals plans are available when registering.



CALENDAR OF EVENT

THURSDAY: ADDITIONAL MOVE IN DAY
Starting & Finishing location: Mayo Community Centre and the overflow camping areas will be open to participants from 12:00hrs onwards. This is a new addition to the event. It will allow you and your support team to set up camp a day early to relieve pressure on participants before the start on Saturday morning. More time to test drive and shake down any issues you may have with your machine before tech inspection. A test drive GPS route will be supplied by Rally Connex. This will also give you an opportunity to fully understand and ask questions about the GPS navigational properties of the event. There is no meal plan available for this day. Meal plans will start on Friday at supper time. The hall will be open for Rally Connex staff only.

FRIDAY: SIGN IN DAY
Starting & Finishing location: Mayo Community Centre will be open to participants from 12:00hrs onwards, tech inspection and registration sign in will be from 14:00hrs to 19:30hrs.
Tech. inspection – Overall Machine inspection, Tool/Spares kit and sound check. Your machine must be checked before you will be allowed to register.
Registration includes Team Members and Team Name/Number and GPS loading by us or by dropping a gpx file on your portable memory device.  No routing will be mailed before the event.
Dinner served approx 18:00
Camping on site lodging near start is very limited.
Ride instruction meeting (19:30hrs) – Detailed instructions (mandatory meeting)


SATURDAY: MAIN EVENT DAY
Single competitors, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single competitors & teams will be assigned there starting minute by draw at the riders meeting on friday night. Support crews can leave as soon as there riders have left. Ride your prescribed routes and return to the start location for medical check and release for stage two potion of the event.  
Once at the finish riders will report in. All machines will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams and single competitors MUST have their GPS track logs downloaded. Disqualification for speeding on roads and arriving at check points early.

SUNDAY: WRAP UP
Buffet Breakfast 9am, 10:30am awards ceremony, door prize give away's to all present.

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

 

EVENT DATE July 6, 7, 8, 9. 2023

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 aggressive 4X4 ATV and SXS with Ontario Off road Green plate registration and insurance or similar for out of provence or country participants.)

 

DRIVERS / RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long distance ride. A both mental and physical healthy condition is essential. Riders must be respectful of the long distance involved and must be prepared to ride safely and steadily. Some 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 offs & step ups, multiple down trees & bushwhacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Green Plated and registered, Quiet (94dB standard test), 4X4 ATV's & 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 450cc to 1000cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km. 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.

SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE AND RULES
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 20hrs. 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 a 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 team mates. 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 a 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.

A team constitutes the following:
-1 Driver on a ATV or SXS machine consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals.
-1 Driver & 1 Passenger on a single SXS machine.
-1 Driver & 1 Passenger on a multiple SXS machines consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals.

ATV classes are only permitted 1 driver on a machine. SXS competitors with a passenger will be considered as a team entry. There must be a primary driver and passenger. The passenger is not permitted to drive the vehicle at any time while competing in the rally.


EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
Appropriate drivers license.
Proof of applicable insurance.
GARMIN GPS, spare batteries etc. (every TEAM "MUST HAVE" a GARMIN GPS for every rider!!)
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)
(go to tech inspection as a team)


MACHINE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Engine starts easily
Engine shuts off easily
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Universal joints in good condition
Good Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on machine
Mirror

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. At registration, you will be given a "Riders Card" (your ticket to ride!). The appropriate check boxes MUST be filled in before you are allowed to ride!

 

Failure of any of the Tech Inspection items will remove you from the event,

no exceptions.

 

GPS & RENTALS

To see the list of GPS's Rally Connex approves at out events please see 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.. Deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of batteries will be included. Depot must be made in CASH.

 

CAMPING ON SITE
On site camping at the starting line location is available for purchase This is a prime location and has limited availability.
Includes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during the event. There is no Water, Hydro or sewage hookup. Quite generators only. Take out what you bring in! Public washrooms and Out houses are on site. $55.00 per vehicle.


CAMPING OFF SITE
Off site camping is available at a price of $25.00 per vehicle. Location is 4km away from 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.

 

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 check points 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 there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $25.00 See camping charges above. There will be a "meal deal" that can be purchased so that they can partake in all the same meals that the riders have.  Vehicle support crews will be provided 1 week in advance with a gpx file. This file will be covering multiple way points to navigate through out the course using paved and gravel roads to each of the pit stop locations.  Recommended time lines will be provided.  This is a challenging rally for the support teams as well. Support teams will have to use navigation skills to locate their riders throughout the day if they can not make it to the provided pit stop locations.

SCORING
All single riders & teams must stop at all checkpoints.  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.  Attending each checkpoint earns you points. Showing team spirit. ex: Team uniforms, flags, stickers, t-shirts etc etc.... Dacre logo on any team spirit will gain extra points. Download the logo here

Teams and single riders will have their GPS tracks analyzed at the end of the ride. The more accurate you complete the prescribed route the more points are rewarded to the over all score. NO Speeding on the public road portions (penalty ranging from point deductions to full disqualification) Teams must finish with there minimum rider mandate. In other words, If your class has a minimum of 2 riders but your team has 3 riders and one quits, the other 2 may continue once the quitted rider has been safely returned to the start of the event.


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


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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle etc.  Teams suffering a terminating 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
We 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!
We will have a support vehicle shadowing the route, via a truck route in case of emergencies.



GPS ROUTES
GPS guided, routes consist of pavement, county gravel, un-assumed, forest access roads, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, drop offs & step ups, multiple down trees on trail & bush whacking. Basic map and route notes will be provided. All participants will experience the same routing format, which is multiple routes consisting of 50 route points each. Track files are also included. Each riders GPS will be collected at the finish line for full inspection that you completed the routes in there entirety If your GPS track log is not turned on and recording you will be instantly disqualified from the challenge. Your speed is also recorded in your track log and failure to produce that information will also result in a total disqualification.

CHECK POINTS
There will be many checkpoints throughout the day, to ensure that all riders are on course, and to track their progress.  Failing to stop at a checkpoint will eliminate your attendance in the challenge and remove your teams name from the finishers list. 

TRANSPORT OF PERSONAL EFFECTS:
There will be no service of this sort provided by Rally Connex.


THE RIDE

START LOCATION
MAYO COMMUNITY CENTRE

64 Mayo Lake Rd McArthurs Mills, ON K0L 2M0

 

Driving times to start

Toronto ON 3hrs

Ottawa ON 3hrs

North Bay ON 3.5hrs

Montreal QC 4.5hrs

Rochester NY 5.5hrs

Burlington VT 6hrs


STAGE ONE
500KM

4 am Start to Calabogie and then loop back to Start location in McArthur Mills. Course consists of gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trail.  loose rock, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, steep hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, drop offs & step ups, multiple down trees on trail & bush whacking.  Start will be in darkness.  Then return to start for start of afternoon loop / Night loop. A mandatory 15 minute stop check at this point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $375 - Includes:
Friday – supper.
Saturday - Light breakfast, Lunch, BBQ Supper
Sunday - Buffet breakfast, huge prize table.
Commemorative T-shirt, Large Decal for headlight mask.

 

ENTRY FEE FOR SUPPORT TEAM
Entry fee: $25 (each)
Options to register for camping and meals plans are available when registering.



CALENDAR OF EVENT

THURSDAY: ADDITIONAL MOVE IN DAY
Starting & Finishing location: Mayo Community Centre and the overflow camping areas will be open to participants from 12:00hrs onwards. This is a new addition to the event. It will allow you and your support team to set up camp a day early to relieve pressure on participants before the start on Saturday morning. More time to test drive and shake down any issues you may have with your machine before tech inspection. A test drive GPS route will be supplied by Rally Connex. This will also give you an opportunity to fully understand and ask questions about the GPS navigational properties of the event. There is no meal plan available for this day. Meal plans will start on Friday at supper time. The hall will be open for Rally Connex staff only.

FRIDAY: SIGN IN DAY
Starting & Finishing location: Mayo Community Centre will be open to participants from 12:00hrs onwards, tech inspection and registration sign in will be from 14:00hrs to 19:30hrs.
Tech. inspection – Overall Machine inspection, Tool/Spares kit and Noise check. Your machine must be checked before you will be allowed to register.
Registration includes Team Members and Team Name/Number and GPS loading by us or by dropping a gpx file on your portable memory device.  No routing will be mailed before the event.
Dinner served approx 18:00
Camping on site lodging near start is very limited.
Ride instruction meeting (19:30hrs) – Detailed instructions (mandatory meeting)

SATURDAY: MAIN EVENT DAY
Single competitors, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single competitors & teams will be assigned there starting minute by draw at the riders meeting on friday night. Support crews can leave as soon as there riders have left. Ride your prescribed routes and return to the start location for medical check and release for stage two potion of the event.  
Once at the finish riders will report in. All machines will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams and single competitors MUST have their GPS track logs downloaded. Disqualification for speeding on roads and arriving at check points early.

SUNDAY: WRAP UP
Buffet Breakfast 9am, 10:30am awards ceremony, door prize give away's to all present.

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

 

EVENT DATE July 6, 7, 8, 9. 2023

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 with Ontario Off road Green plate registration and insurance or similar for out of provence or country participants.)

 

DRIVERS / RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long distance ride. A both mental and physical healthy condition is essential. Riders must be respectful of the long distance involved and must be prepared to ride safely and steadily. Competitors will need to overcome but not limited to: Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, multiple down trees & bushwhacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Green Plated and registered, Quiet (94dB standard test), 4X4 ATV's & 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 450cc to 1000cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km. 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.

SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE AND RULES
You are expected to ride the entire prescribed route within the allocated time period of 20hrs. 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 a 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 team mates. 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 a 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.

A team constitutes the following:
-1 Driver on a ATV or SXS machine consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals.
-1 Driver & 1 Passenger on a single SXS machine.
-1 Driver & 1 Passenger on a multiple SXS machines consisting of 2 to 5 vehicals.

ATV classes are only permitted 1 driver on a machine. SXS competitors with a passenger will be considered as a team entry. There must be a primary driver and passenger. The passenger is not permitted to drive the vehicle at any time while competing in the rally.


EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
Appropriate drivers license.
Proof of applicable insurance.
GARMIN GPS, spare batteries etc. (every TEAM "MUST HAVE" a GARMIN GPS for every rider!!)
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)
(go to tech inspection as a team)


MACHINE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Engine starts easily
Engine shuts off easily
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Universal joints in good condition
Good Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on machine
Mirror

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. At registration, you will be given a "Riders Card" (your ticket to ride!). The appropriate check boxes MUST be filled in before you are allowed to ride!

 

Failure of any of the Tech Inspection items will remove you from the event,

no exceptions.

 

GPS & RENTALS

To see the list of GPS's Rally Connex approves at out events please see 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.. Deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of batteries will be included. Depot must be made in CASH.

 

CAMPING ON SITE
On site camping at the starting line location is available for purchase This is a prime location and has limited availability.
Includes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during the event. There is no Water, Hydro or sewage hookup. Quite generators only. Take out what you bring in! Public washrooms and Out houses are on site. $55.00 per vehicle.


CAMPING OFF SITE
Off site camping is available at a price of $25.00 per vehicle. Location is 4km away from 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.

 

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 check points 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 there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $25.00 See camping charges above. There will be a "meal deal" that can be purchased so that they can partake in all the same meals that the riders have.  Vehicle support crews will be provided 1 week in advance with a gpx file. This file will be covering multiple way points to navigate through out the course using paved and gravel roads to each of the pit stop locations.  Recommended time lines will be provided.  This is a challenging rally for the support teams as well. Support teams will have to use navigation skills to locate their riders throughout the day if they can not make it to the provided pit stop locations.

SCORING
All single riders & teams must stop at all checkpoints.  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.  Attending each checkpoint earns you points. Showing team spirit. ex: Team uniforms, flags, stickers, t-shirts etc etc.... Dacre logo on any team spirit will gain extra points. Download the logo here

Teams and single riders will have their GPS tracks analyzed at the end of the ride. The more accurate you complete the prescribed route the more points are rewarded to the over all score. NO Speeding on the public road portions (penalty ranging from point deductions to full disqualification) Teams must finish with there minimum rider mandate. In other words, If your class has a minimum of 2 riders but your team has 3 riders and one quits, the other 2 may continue once the quitted rider has been safely returned to the start of the event.


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


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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle etc.  Teams suffering a terminating 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
We 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!
We will have a support vehicle shadowing the route, via a truck route in case of emergencies.



GPS ROUTES
GPS guided, routes consist of pavement, county gravel, un-assumed, forest access roads, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, deep muddy passes, large water holes, technical trail systems, drop offs & step ups, multiple down trees on trail & bush whacking. Basic map and route notes will be provided. All participants will experience the same routing format, which is multiple routes consisting of 50 route points each. Track files are also included. Each riders GPS will be collected at the finish line for full inspection that you completed the routes in there entirety If your GPS track log is not turned on and recording you will be instantly disqualified from the challenge. Your speed is also recorded in your track log and failure to produce that information will also result in a total disqualification.

CHECK POINTS
There will be many checkpoints throughout the day, to ensure that all riders are on course, and to track their progress.  Failing to stop at a checkpoint will eliminate your attendance in the challenge and remove your teams name from the finishers list. 

TRANSPORT OF PERSONAL EFFECTS:
There will be no service of this sort provided by Rally Connex.


THE RIDE

START LOCATION
MAYO COMMUNITY CENTRE

64 Mayo Lake Rd McArthurs Mills, ON K0L 2M0

 

Driving times to start

Toronto ON 3hrs

Ottawa ON 3hrs

North Bay ON 3.5hrs

Montreal QC 4.5hrs

Rochester NY 5.5hrs

Burlington VT 6hrs


STAGE ONE
475KM

4 am Start to Calabogie and then loop back to Start location in McArthur Mills. Course consists of gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trail.  loose rock, Rocky rivers with fast flowing water, hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, water holes, technical trail systems, multiple down tree`s on trail & bush whacking.  Start will be in darkness.  Then return to start for start of afternoon loop / Night loop. A mandatory 15 minute stop check at this point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $375 - Includes:
Friday – supper.
Saturday - Light breakfast, Lunch, BBQ Supper
Sunday - Buffet breakfast, huge prize table.
Commemorative T-shirt, Large Decal for headlight mask.

 

ENTRY FEE FOR SUPPORT TEAM
Entry fee: $25 (each)
Options to register for camping and meals plans are available when registering.



CALENDAR OF EVENT

THURSDAY: ADDITIONAL MOVE IN DAY
Starting & Finishing location: Mayo Community Centre and the overflow camping areas will be open to participants from 12:00hrs onwards. This is a new addition to the event. It will allow you and your support team to set up camp a day early to relieve pressure on participants before the start on Saturday morning. More time to test drive and shake down any issues you may have with your machine before tech inspection. A test drive GPS route will be supplied by Rally Connex. This will also give you an opportunity to fully understand and ask questions about the GPS navigational properties of the event. There is no meal plan available for this day. Meal plans will start on Friday at supper time. The hall will be open for Rally Connex staff only.

FRIDAY: SIGN IN DAY
Starting & Finishing location: Mayo Community Centre will be open to participants from 12:00hrs onwards, tech inspection and registration sign in will be from 14:00hrs to 19:30hrs.
Tech. inspection – Overall Machine inspection, Tool/Spares kit and Noise check. Your machine must be checked before you will be allowed to register.
Registration includes Team Members and Team Name/Number and GPS loading by us or by dropping a gpx file on your portable memory device.  No routing will be mailed before the event.
Dinner served approx 18:00
Camping on site lodging near start is very limited.
Ride instruction meeting (19:30hrs) – Detailed instructions (mandatory meeting)

SATURDAY: MAIN EVENT DAY
Single competitors, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single competitors & teams will be assigned there starting minute by draw at the riders meeting on friday night. Support crews can leave as soon as there riders have left. Ride your prescribed routes and return to the start location for medical check and release for stage two potion of the event.  
Once at the finish riders will report in. All machines will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams and single competitors MUST have their GPS track logs downloaded. Disqualification for speeding on roads and arriving at check points early.

SUNDAY: WRAP UP
Buffet Breakfast 9am, 10:30am awards ceremony, door prize give away's to all present.

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

EVENT DATE July 6, 7, 8, 9. 2023

COMPETITORS REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

 

SUPPORT CREW REGISTRATION CLICK HERE



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