All riders are responsible for following the guidelines and rules laid out here.
This is not an official or timed “race”, but rather a self-paced ride.
Helmets are mandatory. Cyclists must wear a cycling helmet that meets BC laws, with the chinstrap buckled at all times while riding on the course.
Ride within the designated route. Keep to the outside (curb) lane at all times. Ride safely, in control, and single file whenever possible.
Emergency Vehicles ALWAYS have the right of way. If a rider encounters an emergency vehicle, the rider is to give way to the emergency vehicle by pulling over, stopping and dismounting.
Display your event number. All registered cyclists must wear their event number at all times.
Participants are permitted to use standard road bicycles, hybrids, commuters or mountain bikes. No motorized bicycles of any type permitted.
No headphones of any kind may be used while riding.
Riders under the age of 19 on ride day must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate.
Course closure. The finish line will close 4 hours after the official ride start. Riders who require more time will still be permitted to continue, but they must follow the rules of the road as course signage will be removed.
No littering. Please dispose of garbage in designated garbage bins only.
All riders are to obey traffic officers and course marshals.
Be aware of others around you and communicate well in advance while cycling. Use gestures in combination with verbal commands. Pass on the left only. It is recommended that cyclists advise others that they are about to pass – politely saying “on your left” upon approaching a rider usually does the trick. Ride with your head up. Look down the road not at the person in front of you.
If you choose to stop while on course, signal to the riders behind and pull over safely. Our on-course support team (mechanics, ride marshals, medical staff) may ask you to indicate whether or not you need assistance. If you’re okay, then signal with a “thumbs-up” to say, “Everything’s good with me.”
Maintain control and speed of your bike. Be aware of other riders and obstacles.
Know your limits. Crashes can occur when inexperienced riders do not have bike-handling skills to make quick decisions in a pack.
Always plan an escape route.
Never overlap your wheels with another cyclist.
Be respectful of other riders and help others when needed.