Can I register on-site on the day of the event?
Due to a high number of registrations, there will be no registrations available on site on the day of the event. Online registration will close at 11:59pm, Thursday May 18th. Thank you for your understanding.
Are discounts available for families?
No, there is no family plan. However, children 12 and under can register at the reduced price of $ 20. Children riding with a parent in a trailer, carrier or child seat can ride for free.
Is there a deadline for registration?
Online registration is open until May 18. We will allow registrations on-site the same day.
Is there a minimum age to participate?
No, there is no minimum age. We also accept bicycle trailers, child seats or half-bikes, allowing the little ones to join the ride. Children 12 years and under must be under parent supervision at all time.
Do you offer refunds in case of bad weather?
No. The ride will take place even, rain or shine. The activity will be cancelled only in extreme temperatures, but the registration fee is non-refundable.
When and where can I pick up my rider’s kit?
Riders kits will be available for pickup Saturday May 13 through Friday May 19, from at Kunstadt Sports (business hours), located at 680 Bank St, Ottawa.
Riders kits can also be picked up Friday May 19, from 6pm to 9pm, at the main site of the event (Velo-village), located at 115 rue Bisson, Gatineau.
Kit pickup will also be available from 7am to 8:30am, on the day of the event, in the Velo-village.
Can someone else pick up my rider’s kit for me?
Yes. Order confirmation and ID (photocopy) must be provided.
Do I have to show a piece of identification to retrieve my kit?
Yes, you will be asked to provide a piece of photo ID.
What happens if the jersey size I chose does not fit me?
It will be possible to exchange jerseys on-site. Quantities and sizes available will be limited.
Can I wear my own jersey during the ride or do I have to wear the event’s jersey?
You can wear the clothes you want. The Navy Bike Ride jersey is not required for riders during the event.
During the race
Will there be water fountains on the course so that I can fill up my water bottle?
Yes, there will be a water and snack station every 10km.
Can I bring my child in a bike trailer, child seat or half-bike?
Can I bring my dog along?
Dogs are not prohibited in the Velo-village, but must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the ride circuit, for safety reasons.
Will my ride be timed?
No. The Navy Bike Ride is a non-competitive family ride. The goal is to have fun and have a good time with family and friends. Those wishing to do a timed race can register for the Gran Fondo or the Medio Fondo of the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau.
Will there be a photographer on the course?
Yes, photographers will be covering the ride.
Will the ride take place on closed roads?
Yes. Traffic will be blocked throughout the course route for the entire duration of the ride to ensure safety for all.
What happens if I or my child does not feel able to complete the course?
There will be vehicles following the pack of riders. Participants who feel unable to finish the ride can be picked up.
Will there be a medical team in case of injury or discomfort?
Yes, medical teams will be present on the course, as well as in the Velo-village.
Will there be a place for lost & found items?
Yes, lost and found will be located in the volunteers tent in the Velo-village
Can I buy a jersey even if I do not participate?
Jerseys come with registration only. There will be a limited quantity for sale in the Velo-village Saturday and Sunday, May 20 & 21
Will there be activities for children?
Yes. The Velo-Village will offer activities for children (Pedal go-karts, face painting and more) as well as several kiosks related to cycling and the Royal Canadian Navy.
Will a meal or snack be served after the ride?
Yes, a light snack will be served to all participants at the end of the ride.
Will there be parking reserved for participants?
Yes. The Velo-village is located in a residential area and parking is available on the streets nearby. City regulations and parking signage must be respected. Parking will also be available at centre La Génération, located at 35 rue Davies, 900 meters away from the Velo-village.
- Wearing a helmet is mandatory
- Triathlon bars are prohibited
- Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times