To get the most out of your experience with the Bike Rally, we recommend that you take the time to enjoy the event. The Bike Rally is not a race, so find a pace that is comfortable and safe for you.
However, we do require all Riders must check into camp by 5:30pm each day, as we all have to get up early and do it again the next day! Keep in mind that the Road Safety Crew will be out on the road before the Riders depart each morning and they do not finish until the very last Rider arrives at the campsite - these are very long days for our hardworking volunteers.
This is especially important on Day 2, which is usually the most challenging day for Riders. At about 126km, Day 2 is the longest of the route and may also be the one of the few times some Riders have attempted two very long rides on back-to-back days. But don't get discouraged - Road Safety will be there to support and cheer you on, and once Day 2 is finished, most Riders find the rest of the week much easier. If Road Safety is concerned about your ability to reach the campsite by 5:30pm, they will notify you and may offer you a lift to the next break.
Riders, please check with your team leaders regarding sweep, meal and truck duties.
- Assigned Food Crew Team begins breakfast preparations
6:15-7:00am - Breakfast
- Rider Team assigned to assist at breakfast reports to Food Crew Team Leader
- Rustler trucks open
6:30 - 7:00am
- Assigned rider team unloads bicycles from trucks
6:30 - 8:00am
- Pack your tent and gear into your bins and load them onto your assigned trucks
- Wellness RV opens
- Bins start being loaded into Rustler trucks
- Morning Announcements - important news and any updates to the day’s route
- Stretch Session
- All bins finished loading into Rustler trucks
- Departure: We ask that Riders leave in groups - experienced Riders depart first, with novice Riders leaving last - to prevent the potential danger that can arise by cyclists bunching up and passing each other. Riders must not leave before 8:30 am. Riders who attempt do so will be subject to disciplinary action.
10:30am - 2:00pm - Lunch
- Arrival and check-in at Lunch stop
- Rider Team assigned to assist at lunch reports to Food Crew Team Leader
NOTE: Riders must check in at lunch and again at the campsite by calling out the number on the licence plate to the assigned check-in person. This is extremely important – it is the only way we can assure that everyone is accounted for.
Lunch is a great time to recharge but unless you’re serving lunch, sweeping the afternoon portion of the ride or waiting for a massage it’s not a good idea to wait too long before getting back on your bike. Muscles will stiffen as you cool down. Remember to do a bit of stretching before starting back out.
11:30am - 1:30pm
- Complementary Therapies (massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, etc.) available at Lunch on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- Complementary Therapy available at Queen’s University on Tuesday and at the Rendezvous Point, Lachine Canal on Friday.
2:00 - 5:30pm
- Arrival and check-in at campsite: all Riders are required to check into camp by 5:30 pm each day.
- Collect your bins from assigned truck - dollies are available to assist with moving bins at camp. Please make sure to return the dollies ASAP for others to use.
- Set up your tent in area of campsite designated for the Rally. Please note and respect areas designated as quiet areas. For those who have air mattresses, each truck will have an air pump for your convenience.
6:00 – 7:30pm - Dinner
- Rider Team assigned to assist at dinner reports to Food Crew Team Leader
6:00 – 8:00 pm
- Rustler trucks open for bike loading. If you have left your bike with the mechanics for repair, it is your responsibility to pick it up in order to put it in a truck by 8:00 pm. You do not have to put your bike in the Rustler truck you were assigned for your Bins.
- Evening announcements
- Wellness RV closes
- All trucks locked for the night
- Evening activities - The Events and Social Committee has planned a number of fun-filled activities and themes aimed at generating team spirit and memorable moments. Feel free to be part of as many or as few of those opportunities as you wish.
- Food Crew has cleaned up and packed everything away (usually by 9:00 PM), there will be no access to food or beverages from the trucks until breakfast the next day. So make sure you eat well at dinner and if necessary, grab an extra snack or beverage.
- Wellness RV closes
- Quiet hours begin
Wellness Treatment Schedule
The Complementary Therapists of the Wellness Crew will be providing treatments at the following times:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
- 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at lunch
- 3:00 - 6:30 pm at the evening campground
Tuesday in Kingston
- 12:00 -3:00 pm only at Leonard Field
Friday at the rendezvous point at Lachine Canal
- Treatment available prior to depature
Participants are limited to one session of Wellness therapy per day, twice (total of 2 treatments) during the week. We cannot guarantee that all participants will receive Wellness treatments. In all circumstances, medical reasons such as injury or pain management will take priority.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR NAME TAG IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A TREATMENT.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:53