Can I register on-site on the day of the event?
Registration will be accepted up to 08:00 on Saturday the 9th of June. However, depending on the amount of registrant, your jersey size may not be available, and will be available for pick up after the ride is over. We strongly recommend you register soon to ensure your jersey size is available.
Are discounts available for families?
Yes, there is a family plan (100$). Two (2) cycling jerseys and two (2) scarves per package. Participation for a family of up to two (2) adults and an unlimited number of children of the same family (12 years old and under).
Is there a deadline for registration?
Online registration is open until June 9th at 08:00. Jerseys are subject to availability.
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 rain or shine. The activity will be cancelled only in cases of extreme temperatures, but the registration fee is non-refundable. However, the jerseys will still be provided to you, so you can continue to waer and display them on your future summer bike rides.
Is there drinking water available on the site?
Two filtered water stations will be installed on the site. One at the start/finish line and one at the Canadian Museum of History.
Are there places where I can leave my bike with surveillance?
Bike parking will be available on the site with someone to monitor them. Bike locks are always a good idea.
When and where can I pick up my rider’s kit?
Riders kits will be available for pickup Tuesday June 5th through Thursday June 7th from 11:30-13:30 at 101 Colonel-By drive Concourse, Carling Campus, building #8, in the cafeteria. Additionally, kit pickup will be available on Thursday from 15:00-20:00 at the Canex Parking lot (4210 Labelle St), and Friday from 17:00-19:00 at the Velo-Village (100 Sussex-NRC). And for those who are arriving just the morning of the ride, there will be minimal race kit pick up from 07:00-08:30 in the Velo-Village (100 Sussex-NRC).
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. But we really recommend you wear this jersey so that we can recognize you during the ride.
During the race
Will there be water fountains on the course so that I can fill up my water bottle?
Yes, there will be two filtered water stations on the course. One at the start/finish line and one at the Canadian Museum of History.
Can I bring my child in a bike trailer, child seat or half-bike?
Can I bring my dog along?
Dogs are allowed 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. Pictures will be put on the www.navybikeride.ca website after the ride is over.
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.
Can we rent a bike for the event?
We have partnered, once again, with Cyco’s to provide rental bikes for those who require one. Please contact them directly to arrange pick up and drop off at your convenience. Indicate to them that it is for the Navy Bike Ride and get your discount! Rent your bike for only $15
Will there be a place for lost & found items?
Yes, lost and found will be located in the volunteer’s tent in the Velo-village
Can I buy a jersey even if I do not participate?
Yes. You can buy a jersey online: http://defivelomarine.ca/participer/#content
Will there be activities for children?
Yes. The Velo-Village will offer activities for children (glitter tattoo artist, 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?
Very limited parking is available on site, but the parking area will be closed from 07:30-12:00 so if you choose to park there (space limited) you cannot get out until 12:00. There will be no parking available on the site because of the road closures. We recommend parking your car in the New Edinburg residential area. There is plenty of space available.
- Wearing a helmet is mandatory
- Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times