Rules

This is a unique Citizen’s Event and is subject to the Rules of the organizers and the OCA.

  • All riders must go to registration in the Forge Pavilion at least 40 minutes before the start of their event.
  • 15 minutes before race time all riders will proceed to the staging area .
  • All riders (or parent/guardians) are required to sign the OCA and Cycling Canada waivers, unless they have an OCA – issued license.
  • There will be OCA licensed Commissaires officiating at this event.
  • There will not be any team vehicles permitted on the course.
  • It is the rider’s responsibility to have a mechanically sound bicycle for all races.
  • There will be a neutral start vehicle for the 26, 53, 79 & 115K races.
  • Any rider dropping out of the race must notify a Commissaire as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in a penalty.
  • As this is a Road Race, there will be no free laps for mishaps (e.g. crashes or punctures) Riders suffering mishaps can be serviced from the support vehicles and must continue the race from the point of the mishap.
  • In the event of a mishap, riders are forbidden from drafting behind vehicles for lengthy periods in attempting to catch up. Such drafting may result in disqualification.
  • Riders may not ride backwards on the course, you must continue in the direction of the race or dismount your bike and exit the race course, if you are stopping racing.
  • It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that their race numbers are readable. Riders whose numbers are unreadable at the finish may not get a placing and may forfeit their prizes.
  • Riders who are dropped by the main bunch must proceed at their own risk and should always, when possible ride on the right side of the road.
  • When the winner crosses the finish line in all events, the race is over and lapped riders will cross the finish line and not complete remaining laps.
  • 26k race participants will have an hour time limit to complete the course.
  • 53k race participants will have a 90 minute time limit to complete their course.
  • The Age Group Category Results will be posted in the awards area on the grounds of Robert F Hall school as soon as possible after the race.
  • Awards will be presented shortly after each race. Winners must appear in their race kit, (jersey, shorts and no sunglasses), in order to collect their prizes.
  • Top three finishers in each category are required to attend award presentations or risk forfeiting their awards and/or prizes.
  • Race numbers distributed at registration must be worn during the race.
  • Race numbers must be presented post-race to receive the provided meal.