Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant Rules
The “Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant” event organized by Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant.
This cyclosportive ride* sanctioned by the FQSC (Fédération Québécoise des Sports Cyclistes), is part of the Série des Défis Cyclosportifs du Québec and are of the Cyclosportives type.
In addition to the rules and regulations defined by the ride organizer (described below), the rules for entry applying to Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant are those defined in the FQSC’s Règlement de sécurité en cyclosportive (“cyclosportive safety regulations,” text in French).
This event features four courses with different distances and distincts characteristics.
*Cyclosportive: A mass-start cycling ride, open to all, which differs from a race in that the objective does not emphasize the competitive aspect. Riders follow a route on a road circuit (pre-established, secured and marked) and their times are recorded, for information purposes only.
CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE
- To enter, cyclists must be at least 18 years of age as of December 31, 2016 and must present photo identification when registering the day of the event.
- Cyclists who will be aged 65 or older as of December 31, 2016, must present a medical certificate attesting to their fitness to ride, on the day they pick up their rider’s packet.
- Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another person.
- Entrants will not be refunded in case of disqualification.
- Each entrant is responsible for ensuring s/he is in sufficiently good physical condition to take part, and for verifying that s/he is covered by the required civil liability and accident insurance.
- Quebecker entrants will be covered by the FQSC, either via their "Cyclisme pour tous" section licence, or by the event licence provided by the ride organizer.
- Entrants from outside Quebec must have insurance through their respective cycling federations, or personal insurance.
- Each rider taking part in the Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant must be fully cognizant of the fact that such events involve a degree of risk. Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant and its officials will assume no liability for any loss/damages, injury or accident caused by an entrant.
II. SAFETY AND SECURITY
ON THE COURSE
- All riders are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the event rules and regulations.
- Along the majority of the route, riders must obey the centre line rule; i.e., ride in the right-hand lane.
- Riding two abreast whenever possible is strongly encouraged.
- Marshals on bicycles and motorcycles as well as police officers will be stationed at most intersections and turns along all courses. Individual riders, however, must take responsibility for themselves and remain alert at all times to what is happening on the course.
- No rider may make any abrupt motion that could endanger fellow riders.
- Any rider deemed to be endangering other entrants will be immediately disqualified and excluded from the event.
- An entrant who has registered for a specific course who decides to change courses before or during the event will not be included in the official results.
- Any entrant who violates the above rules will be disqualified and excluded from the event.
- First-aid and ambulance teams will be part of the caravan on each course, ready to provide medical assistance.
- Any entrant who is seriously injured will be transported by ambulance to hospital or to a CLSC (local clinic) depending on the seriousness of the injury.
- Technical assistance will be available near the start line.
- Along the courses, mobile assistance teams will be present on each course.
Note that this service will be provided to correct minor problems (e.g., puncture, adjustment), not to effect major mechanical repairs.
- Each course will include feed stations.
- Refreshments, water and food will be available at each station.
- All participants are obliged to stop at the feed zone with their respective peloton.
III. RULES FOR ENTRY
CHOICE OF COURSE; TIME LIMIT
- Each rider must choose the course s/he wishes to ride at the time of registration. Advice will be made available on the website cyclosquebecoises.com to allow riders to make a wise and informed choice based on individual level and ability as well as the time constraints for each course.
- The end-of-ride vehicle (“broom wagon”) will trail the ride on each course at a minimum speed established by the organizer, to be communicated to riders at the time of registration. Any entrant or group of entrants passed by this vehicle will be declared as having missed the time limit. From that point on, stragglers will be permitted to ride to the finish line on their own, in unprotected conditions and under their sole responsibility; they must obey the Highway Safety Code and will not be credited with an official time.
- Only standard road, hybrid bikes (without barends) are accepted, provided that they are compliant with the rules and regulations in effect. Mountain bikes are not accepted.
- Each rider must wear a helmet compliant with the standards in effect.
- Disc wheels, triathlon handlebars and spinaci-type handlebars are not permitted.
- Radios, portable sound systems, music players or cellphones equipped with headphones (mp3 players, iPods, iPhones, miniature speakers, etc.) are not permitted.
- No private support is permitted; only duly identified support vehicles will be allowed access to the courses.
- Always be alert to what is going on around you on the road. Even though the cycling lanes will have been secured by our staff, the courses will not be 100% closed off. The best way to keep everything safe is for everyone to be alert and ride safely, obeying all elementary traffic rules.
- Always pass other riders on the left, communicating your intentions in advance by politely saying “attention à gauche” / “on your left”, “dépassement à gauche” / “passing on your left”, “gauche” / “left”, etc.
- It’s important to warn other riders about any obstacle or problem on the course, no matter how slight (e.g., pothole, crack, motor vehicle, bike, animal, intent to pass).
- Sufficient numbers of toilets and garbage cans will be provided along the course, and their locations will be identified in your route handbook.
- You must bring along sufficient clothing and food to ensure your ride goes smoothly.
- Since the ride will be timed, you must complete it within the permitted time, if you want to be credited with an official time.
- Any behaviour deemed to be inappropriate (unsporting or uncivil) may be penalized, and the offending rider may be excluded from the event.
RIDER PACKAGE PICKUP
You must pick up your rider package the day prior to the event on May 26th or on the morning of the event from 6:00am* to 8am* at the event’s main headquarters.
Location : at the bottom of the pedestrian village at Station Mont Tremblant.
Friday May 26th: 14:00am to 9pm*
Saturday May 27th : 6:00am to 8am*
*hours are subject to change
Address: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant, J8E 1T1
You have two options:
- Arrive in person with your registration confirmation and photo ID, as well as your FQSC licence if you have one.
- Have someone else pick up your package for you; they must have with them your registration confirmation and a copy of your photo ID, as well as a copy of your FQSC licence if you have one.
REMINDER: Any entrant who will be aged 65 or older as of December 31, 2016, must present, at the time of the rider package pickup, a medical certificate attesting to his/her fitness to ride.
The wristband supplied with your rider packet must be worn at all times during the event. You will need it to access the various facilities and services provided, and you will be asked to show it at all checkpoints.
- Start times will be announced on the website www.cyclosquebecoises.com / Rider’s guide.
- Start order will be organized in groups according to rider speed.
- You must go to the start via the designated access points only.
- Each rider will be timed individually in real time (the timer will be triggered automatically when the rider passes the start line).
- Results will be valid only if the rider passes the mandatory checkpoints: start, intermediate point(s) and finish line.
- The ride results will be available in the timing tent at the end of the event.
All littering and environmentally disrespectful behaviour, e.g., discarding of gel pouches, energy bar wrappers, other packaging, etc., is forbidden and can result in disqualification from the event.
By accepting these Rules and Regulations, all entrants grant to Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant and all media covering the events the right to use their image in the form of photographs or video sequences taken during the events, for use in all forms of promotion and broadcasting of the events (e.g., films, videos, photos, newspapers, Web, television coverage).
The Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant (the "event") comprises all activities scheduled from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28, including, without being limited to, the Sunset Ride and the Coffee Ride, as well as all other activities announced in the event's official schedule.
ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THESE EVENTS (DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALLY AS AN “EVENT”) ORGANIZED BY GRAN FONDO MONT-TREMBLANT AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED, AS A CONDITION OF EVENT PARTICIPATION, TO AGREE TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND ASSUME ALL RISK OF PARTICIPATION BY SIGNING BELOW. THIS AGREEMENT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS OF RECOVERY SHOULD YOU BE INJURED DURING THE EVENT. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
The undersigned entrant (“Entrant”), in his/her name and on behalf of his/her personal representatives, assigns, heirs, executors and successors, hereby fully and forever releases, waives and discharges Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant, the hose city(ies), region and country, the Fédération Québécoise des Sports Cyclistes, any and all municipal agencies whose property and/or personnel are used or in any way assist in the event, all sponsoring or co-sponsoring companies or individuals related to the event, as well as all charity organizations associated it, together with their officers, directors, shareholders, successors and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”) from all liability to the Entrant and his/her personal representatives, assigns, heirs, executors and successors and his/her personal representatives, assigns, heirs, executors, and successors for any and all loss(es), damage(s) and any and all claims or demands therefore, on account of injury to Entrant, whether caused by the active or passive negligence of all or any of the Releasees or otherwise, in connection with Entrant’s participation in the Event (“Loss”) and in other subsequent entries, and covenants not to sue any of the above-mentioned parties in case of such Loss.
Entrant is fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in participating in the Event and hereby elects to voluntarily participate, knowing the risks associated with the Event. Entrant hereby assumes all risks of loss(es), damage(s), or injury(ies) that may be sustained by him/her while participating in the Event. Entrant represents and warrants to Releasees that he/she is in good physical condition and is able to safely participate in the Event.
By accepting the Rules and Regulations, Entrant agrees to the use of his/her image by Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant and all media covering its events in the form of photographs or video sequences taken during the events, for use in all forms of promotion and broadcasting of the event (e.g., films, videos, photos, newspapers, Web, television coverage).
Entrant acknowledges that the entry fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferable. Entrant acknowledges that, in case of force majeure or other occurrences beyond its control, Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant may delay or cancel the Event. In case of such delay or cancellation, there shall be no refund of the entry fee or any other costs of Entrant in connection with the Event.
Entrant warrants that all statements made herein are true and correct and understands that Releasees have relied on them in allowing Entrant to participate in the event.
ENTRANT HAS READ THE FOREGOING AND INTENTIONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THIS GENERAL RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT.