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Dacre OVERLAND Challenge

PRESENTS

Dacre Overland Rally

Date: July 9,10,11 2021



The BASIC'S
The Dacre Dualsport Challenge is a GPS guided event that runs up to 950km (590 miles) in a 24 hour time frame. Multiple classes to choose from. Gold, Silver, Bronze & Iron. 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"


As in the past, this years' event is a "Challenge Concept Event". Open to only road legal motorcycles. This includes Enduro, Dual Sport & Adventure Road Legal motorcycles. (See class and bike qualifications below) This is not a day tour, it's all about personal and bike preparation, machine 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 SINGLE ENTRIES ARE NOW PERMITTED. (See single entry rules & guidelines in each class description)

SELECT YOUR CATAGORY BELOW TO READ CLASSIFICATION DETAILS
!

Gold Class
Team Entry: 2 to 5 members
Single Entrees permitted


VERY HARD

Silver Class
Team Entry: 2 to 5 members
Single Entrees permitted


MED to HARD

Bronze Class
Team Entry: 2 to 5 members
Single Entrees permitted but not recommended.


MED to EASY

Iron Class
Team Entry: 2 to 5 members
Single Entrees permitted


EASY


 



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

 

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



(Hard to Expert Terrain. Open to only road legal Enduro bikes.)


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. Hard Enduro 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 single track trail systems, drop off`s & step ups, multiple down tree`s on trail & bush whacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Road legal, Quiet (94dB standard test), "Enduro" motorcycles. (working lighting, horn, mirror etc.), 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 bikes ranging from 200cc trail machines to 501cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km (93 Miles). Machines at the extreme ends of the scale will be at some disadvantage in this class depending on the skill of the rider. The route passes gas stations at approximately 150km intervals or less.

NEW SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINE AND RULES
All single entry riders must have a Spot GPS Beacon or a Garmin inreach device. The devices must be active during the event and fully operational. If you do not have one you can rent a Spot GPS beacon from Rally Connex while supplies last. You will select your rental devices during the online registration process. Rental Spots cost $35.00 for the event. A $100 CASH Deposit will be held until you return the unit in operating order. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other riders throughout the event without penalty. Single riders must also follow the existing requirements that have been laid out for team entries listed below.

TEAM & SINGLE CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINES AND RULES:
All competitors within teams are riding single class will have to obey to the following credentials below.

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 and 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)


BIKE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Horn functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Bike starts easily
Bike shuts off easily
Spokes OK
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Chain / Tension OK
DOT Knobby Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on bike

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
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.

ACCEPTED GPS's
To find out if your Garmin GPS is accepted into the event please click here to see our list.

SUPPORT CREW
NEW Support crew memmbers have there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $10. There is a charge for crew members to camp, it is $20 for the weekend. 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 2 weeks 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 groups as well. Support teams will have to use there navigation skills to locate there riders through out 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.
To participate in this event.



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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle 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
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 single track trail systems, drop off`s & step ups, multiple down tree`s 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
350KM (220 Miles)

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 single track trail systems, drop off`s & step ups, multiple down tree`s on trail & bush whacking.  Start will be in darkness.   A mandatory 15 minute stop check point in Calabogie and 6 check points.


STAGE TWO
250km (155 miles)

McArthur Mills to Cloyne and then loop back to finish in McArther 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. And the famous sand hill climb at the finish line.

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $250 - 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: $10 (each)
Options to register for camping and meals plans are available when registering.



CALENDAR OF EVENT


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 bike inspection, Tool/Spares kit and Noise check. Your bike 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 riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single riders & 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 bikes will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams 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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMPETITORS

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUPPORT TEAM

 

EVENT DATE JULY 9, 10, 11 - 2021

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate Dual Sport 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 street legal dual sport and Enduro type motorcycles)

 

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. Hard Enduro 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 single track trail systems, drop off`s & step ups, multiple down tree`s on trail & bush whacking. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Road legal, Quiet (94dB standard test), "Enduro" motorcycles. (working lighting, horn, mirror etc.), 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 bikes ranging from 200cc trail machines to 501cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 150km (93 Miles). Machines at the extreme ends of the scale will be at some disadvantage in this class depending on the skill of the rider. The route passes gas stations at approximately 150km intervals or less.

NEW SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINE AND RULES
All single entry riders must have a Spot GPS Beacon or a Garmin inreach device. The devices must be active during the event and fully operational. If you do not have one you can rent a Spot GPS beacon from Rally Connex while supplies last. You will select your rental devices during the online registration process. Rental Spots cost $35.00 for the event. A $100 CASH Deposit will be held until you return the unit in operating order. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other riders throughout the event without penalty. Single riders must also follow the existing requirements that have been laid out for team entries listed below.

TEAM & SINGLE CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINES AND RULES:
All competitors within teams are riding single class will have to obey to the following credentials below.

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 and 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)


BIKE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Horn functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Bike starts easily
Bike shuts off easily
Spokes OK
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Chain / Tension OK
DOT Knobby Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on bike

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
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.

ACCEPTED GPS's
To find out if your Garmin GPS is accepted into the event please click here to see our list.

SUPPORT CREW
NEW Support crew memmbers have there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $10. There is a charge for crew members to camp, it is $20 for the weekend. 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 2 weeks 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 groups as well. Support teams will have to use there navigation skills to locate there riders through out 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.
To participate in this event.



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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle 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
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 single track trail systems, drop off`s & step ups, multiple down tree`s 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
350KM (220 Miles)

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 single track trail systems, drop off`s & step ups, multiple down tree`s on trail & bush whacking.  Start will be in darkness.   A mandatory 15 minute stop check point in Calabogie and 6 check points.


STAGE TWO
80km (50 miles)

McArthur Mills for a 80km local loop that leads back to finish in McArther Mills. Course consists of similar conditions as the morning stage one but allot shorter.  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. And the famous sand hill climb at the finish line.

 

 

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $250 - 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: $10 (each)
Options to register for camping and meals plans are available when registering.




CALENDAR OF EVENT


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 bike inspection, Tool/Spares kit and Noise check.   Your bike 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 riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single riders & 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 bikes will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams 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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMPETITORS

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUPPORT TEAM

 

EVENT DATE JULY 9, 10, 11 - 2021



CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate Dual Sport 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 all types of dual sport and Adventure type motorcycles with aggressive off road tires. This is the ADVANCED ADV course Selection)


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. Multiple types of terrain will be mandatory to ride in this class, which will include but not limited to: Paved Roads, Gravel Roads, Jeep Trails, Road Allowances, Fire Access Roads, Shallow rivers with flowing water, small hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, shallow water holes, fun flowing single track trail systems. Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Road legal, Quiet (94dB standard test), "Large Adventure Bikes, Dual Sport or enduro" motorcycles. (working lighting, horn, mirror etc.), 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!!
Routes are planned to accommodate bikes ranging from 250cc trail machines to 1290cc machines with a minimum fuel mileage of 200km (125 Miles). Machines at the extreme ends of the scale will be at some disadvantage in this class depending on the skill of the rider. The route passes gas stations at approximately 200km intervals or less.

NEW SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINE AND RULES
All single entry riders must have a Spot GPS Beacon or a Garmin inreach device. The devices must be active during the event and fully operational. If you do not have one you can rent a Spot GPS beacon from Rally Connex while supplies last. You will select your rental devices during the online registration process. Rental Spots cost $35.00 for the event. A $100 CASH Deposit will be held until you return the unit in operating order. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other riders throughout the event without penalty. Single riders must also follow the exsiting requirements that have been laid out for team entries listed below.

TEAM & SINGLE CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINES AND RULES:
All competitors within teams are riding single class will have to obey to the following credentials below.

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 and 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)


BIKE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Horn functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Bike starts easily
Bike shuts off easily
Spokes OK
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Chain / Tension OK
DOT Knobby Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on bike

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
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.

ACCEPTED GPS's
To find out if your Garmin GPS is accepted into the event please click here to see our list.

SUPPORT CREW
NEW Support crew memmbers have there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $10. There is a charge for crew members to camp, it is $20 for the weekend. 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 2 weeks 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 groups as well. Support teams will have to use there navigation skills to locate there riders through out 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.
To participate in this event.



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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle 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 only provides sweep service for the 1st 55km of this class. after that you will be tracked throughout the day from our check point crews or via GPS beacons.


GPS ROUTES
GPS guided, routes consist of Paved Roads, Gravel Roads, Jeep Trails, Road Allowances, Fire Access Roads, Shallow rivers with flowing water, small hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, shallow water holes, fun flowing single track trail systems. 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. 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 (310 Miles)

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 flowing water, hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, shallow water holes, easy flowing single track trail systems. Start will be in darkness A mandatory 15 minute stop check point in Calabogie and check points.


STAGE TWO
436km (270 miles)

McArthur Mills to Algonquin Park and back to finish in McArther Mills. Course consists of the same difficult conditions as the morning stage one. Mostly off-road with gravel roads, road allowances, jeep trail. loose rock, Shallow rocky rivers with flowing water, hill climbs and descents, muddy passes, shallow water holes, easy flowing single track trail systems and check points.

 

 

 

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $250 - 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: $10 (each)
Options to register for camping and meals plans are available when registering.



CALENDAR OF EVENT


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 bike inspection, Tool/Spares kit and Noise check.   Your bike 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 riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single riders & 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 bikes will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams 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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMPETITORS

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUPPORT TEAM

 

EVENT DATE JULY 9, 10, 11 - 2021


CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate Dual Sport Challenge

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

 

 

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

(Easy terrain open to all types of motorcycles with minimum of 50/50 on-road, off-road tire.)

RIDERS
It is stressed that this is a very long distance ride, a well rested, and healthy condition is essential. Riders must be respectful of the long distance involved and must be prepared to ride safely and steadily.
Maintain body fluid intake and calories. Have sufficient clothing for expected weather.


MACHINE
Road legal, Quiet (94dB standard test), "Dual Sport / Adventure Type" motorcycles. (working lighting, horn, mirror etc.), in excellent 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!!
Routes are planned to accommodate bikes as widely ranging as a 1290cc ADV to 200cc Dual Sport machines, The route passes gas stations at approximately 200km intervals or less.

NEW SINGLE ENTRY CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINE AND RULES
All single entry riders must have a Spot GPS Beacon or a Garmin inreach device. The devices must be active during the event and fully operational. If you do not have one you can rent a Spot GPS beacon from Rally Connex while supplies last. You will select your rental devices during the online registration process. Rental Spots cost $35.00 for the event. A $100 CASH Deposit will be held until you return the unit in operating order. You will be scored independently. You are permitted to ride with other riders throughout the event without penalty. Single riders must also follow the exsiting requirements that have been laid out for team entries listed below.

TEAM & SINGLE CLASSIFICATION GUIDLINES AND RULES:
All competitors within teams are riding single class will have to obey to the following credentials below.

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 and 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)


BIKE TECH INSPECTION WILL INCLUDE:

Headlight functions
Tail light functions
Brake light functions
Horn functions
Front Brake OK
Rear Brake OK
Bike starts easily
Bike shuts off easily
Spokes OK
Tire tread OK
Tire Pressure OK
Chain / Tension OK
50/50 On road Off Road Tires
Wheel Bearings OK
Sound Test -94dB OK
License Valid
Insurance Valid
Ownership
VIN Matches ownership
Proper GPS Mounting on bike

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT:
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.

ACCEPTED GPS's
To find out if your Garmin GPS is accepted into the event please click here to see our list.

SUPPORT CREW
NEW Support crew memmbers have there own registration process they must complete. Entry for support crew per person is $10. There is a charge for crew members to camp, it is $20 for the weekend. 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 2 weeks 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 groups as well. Support teams will have to use there navigation skills to locate there riders through out 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.
To participate in this event.



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

A "Riders Card" will be provided containing emergency contact phone numbers, hospitals, support vehicle 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 only provides sweep service for the 1st 55km of this class. after that you will be tracked throughout the day from our check point crews or via GPS beacons.


GPS ROUTES
GPS guided, routes consist of pavement, county gravel, un-assumed, forest access roads. Mud is always possible through the day. Route notes will be provided. All participants will enjoy the same routing format, which is multiple routes consisting of 50 route points each.

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
480KM (300 Miles)

4 am Start to Calabogie and back to McAurther Mills Course consists of Paved Roads, gravel roads, road allowances with loose rock. Start will be in darkness. A mandatory 15 minute stop check point in Calabogie and 6 check points.


STAGE TWO
480km (300 miles)

McArthur Mills to Algonquin Park and back to finish in McArther Mills. Course consists of the same difficult conditions as the morning stage one. Mostly Paved Roads, Gravel Roads, Road Allowances, Fire Access Roads. and check points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRY FEE FOR COMPETIDORES
Entry fee: $250 - 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: $10 (each)
Options to register for camping and meals plans are available when registering.




CALENDAR OF EVENT


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 bike inspection, Tool/Spares kit and Noise check.   Your bike 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 riders, then teams, leave the grounds at 04:00hrs PROMPT, releasing competitors at 2 minute intervals. Single riders & 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 bikes will be placed in the paddock area for the night. Food will be catered. Teams 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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMPETITORS

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUPPORT TEAM

 

EVENT DATE JULY 9, 10, 11 - 2021


CLICK HERE FOR THE DACRE LOGO DOWNLOAD CENTRE


OTHER INFO

-Be sure to read all of the above event info
-The Ultimate Dual Sport Challenge

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