Can I register on-site on the day of the event?
No, Registration will be accepted up to noon on Friday June 7th 2019. However, depending on the amount of registrant, your jersey size may not be available. If this is the case, we will make sure to take note of your contact information, and get it to you once it is available. We strongly recommend you register soon to ensure your jersey size is available.
Are discounts available for families?
Yes, there is a family plan (160$). Two (2) cycling jerseys and two (2) scarves per package. Participation for a family is two (2) adults and two (2) children of the same family (12 years old and under).
Is there a deadline for registration?
Online registration is open until JUNE 7TH AT NOON.
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. Only children that ride their own bike must pay to participate.
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 wear and display them on your future summer bike rides.
Is there drinking water available on the site?
There will be water available on site and also on the route.
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?
Military community and defence staff
Monday June 3rd and Wednesday June 5th we will doing kit pick-up at National Defence at 101 colonel by from 11:30 to 1:30
Tuesday June 4th and Thursday June 6th we will be at Carling Campus – 3500 Carling from 11:30 to 1:30
Public race pick-up:
Thursday June 6th – (west) – 1381 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V7 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday June 6th – (East) – 4392 Innes Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 3W3 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday June 7th – 100 Sussex – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
***NO JERSEY EXCHANGES DURING KIT PICK-UP
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 only on the day of the event. Only unworn jerseys, with tags and with original packaging will be accepted. If you would like a different size of shirt, you will be able to exchange in person only if the size you are looking for is available.
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 filtered water stations on the course. One will be at the start line and the second will be on to 10km loop.
Can I bring my child in a bike trailer, child seat or half-bike?
Can I bring my dog along?
For safety reasons dogs are NOT allowed in the Velo-village and on the course
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.
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. But they will only be available after the event is finished. www.navybikeride.ca
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. Dont miss out on our kids zone activities presented by BMO.
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?
We invite you to parc your vehicles in the nearby streets, for safety reasons we want to limit the number of cars travelling on site.
- Wearing a helmet is mandatory
- Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times