Safety and equipment

Equipment

Each participant is considered to be on a personal tour and must follow the rules of the road. Cyclists must provide their own equipment and supplies.

Participants should be aware that for brevets over 300 km, some of the route is travelled at night and that many convenience stores and restaurants are closed between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. in small towns. They should also plan to ride in adverse weather conditions and have the necessary equipment.

Cyclists should have tools and equipment to repair their bikes in case of a flat tire or other mechanical problems.

Safety and lighting

At all times, participants must have a bicycle that complies with the Quebec Highway Safety Code.

For night riding, bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights that are securely attached and in constant working order (spare bulbs/batteries/USB rechargeable battery pack; dual lighting is recommended). The use of fully flashing rear lights is prohibited.

Each participant is required to turn on his or her lighting as soon as it gets dark, as well as at any time when visibility is not sufficient (rain, fog, etc.); even in groups where everyone must be lit.

At night, light‐colored clothing are recommended and the wearing of a reflective vest or harness is mandatory.

The organizers reserve the right to refuse to start a participant whose bike is not in good condition or whose lighting does not comply with the above‐mentioned regulations.

Support vehicle

Support vehicles and teams are not allowed, except for brevets of 600 km and more. For these brevets, support is allowed, but only at checkpoints.

See complete rules and regulations.