Some Off-Road Ontario Racing Basics:
Are you ready for some off-road racing fun? Off-Road Ontario has got you covered! They offer both a Cross-Country (XC) and Enduro Series, with race classes that cater to everyone, including children. Not feeling competitive? No problem! Off-Road Ontario also offers non-competitive classes, known as the Expert and Amateur “Trail Rider Class” or “Sportsman.” You can choose to participate in either or both series, as the race classes are the same for both.
XC Series racers should take note of the race number and plate colours, as they apply only to this series and not Enduro.
Race times (subject to weather and organizer schedules) are as follows:
- 08:30: Peewee (30 minutes)
- 09:00: Mini and Women’s Novice (1 hour)
- 10:30: Adult Amateur (2 hours)
- 01:00: Adult Expert (2 to 2.5 hours, depending on class).
The Enduro Series is limited to those aged 16 and older. For those under 16 years of age, they may participate in the “Youth Enduro Series”
If you’re ready to take on the challenge, all racers must register through LiveLaps. So, what are you waiting for? Come join the off-road racing community today!
2023 Off-Road Ontario Rules:
Download the complete rules here, or read the PDF below:OO-rules-2023-final-Feb-24
Cross-Country (XC) Race Numbers and Plates:
For those new to Off-Road Ontario, choosing the right class is essential to ensuring you get the most out of your racing experience. Below you will find a list of classes, descriptions to help you decide what class is best, number plate colours, and other helpful information.
|PLATE COLOUR||DESCRIPTION||COMPARISONS||NUMBERS||STARTING TIME**|
|PRO||Professional racers. Advancement is determined by the competition committee. XC Races are 2.5 hours. Enduros include special tests for this class.||FMSQ = Expert||1-49||13:00|
|WOMEN PRO||Professional women racers. Advancement is determined by the competition committee. 2 hour XC races. Special test sections.||FMSQ = Dame Experte||900-999||13:00|
|EXPERT||Expert riders progressing towards the pro class or non-pro racers seeking to ride in a highly competitive class. Advanced obstacles, 2.5 hour XC races, special sections in Enduro races.||FMSQ = Expert / Intermédiaire, 30+||50-99||13:00|
|VET EXPERT||The most competitive Vets (40+) races. This class often consists of former professional and expert level riders. Advanced obstacles, 2 hour XC races, special sections in Enduro races||FMSQ: 40+ (Expert)||100-199||13:00|
|INTERMEDIATE A||A competitive class for skilled off-road racers who have yet to progress to the Expert class. This class may also be suitable for skilled MX riders entering the off-road scene.||FMSQ: Intermédiaire, 30+, Junior||200-299||13:00|
|INTERMEDIATE B||The entry class for the afternoon classes races. Racers would generally outperform all races in the morning classes.||FMSQ: Intermédiaire, 30+, Junior||300-399||13:00|
|EXPERT TRAIL RIDER||A non-competitive class for expert riders. Riders are skilled, knowledgeable, and capable of maintaining high speeds throughout the race. Times are logged but no trophies or points are tallied.||FMSQ: Sportsman||n/a||13:00|
|NOVICE A||Typically the fastest class in the morning race. Intended for amateur, non-expert racers under the age of 40 who are not ready for advancement to the afternoon intermediate and expert race classes.||FMSQ: Amateur A||500-599||10:30|
|NOVICE B||An entry level / beginner class for those over 16 years of age. Riders are expected to avoid this class if they are experienced dirt bike riders or have racing experience from previous years.||FMSQ: Débutant, Amateur 30+||800-899||10:30|
|JUNIOR (-15)||Riders under the age of 16 and are not racing in the Mini A or B series.||FMSQ: Amateur 17-||700-749||10:30|
|VET (55+)||An open class for anyone over the age of 55 years.||FMSQ: Amateur 50+, Amateur 60+||900-999||10:30|
|VET (50+)||An open class for anyone over the age of 50 years.||FMSQ: Amateur 50+||750-799||10:30|
|VET A (40+)||A competitive advanced level class or riders over the age of 40 years.||FMSQ: Amateur 40+||400-499||10:30|
|VET B (40+)||An entry level competitive class for riders over the age of 40 years.||FMSQ: Amateur 40+, Débutant||600-699||10:30|
|WOMEN INTERMEDIATE||Skilled women riders who are seeking a competitive class among like-minded peers.||FMSQ: Dame Intermédiaire||900-999||10:30|
|AMATEUR TRAIL RIDER||A non-competitive class for riders who want to ride the race course without the pressures of racing. This may include beginners, trail riders, sweepers, or just casual riders. Times are logged but no trophies or points are tallied.||FMSQ: Sportsman, Débutant||n/a||10:30|
|WOMEN NOVICE||1 hour race. Entry level women’s class. Shorter and slower paced race with sweepers and support.||Dame Débutant B||900-999||09:00|
|1 hour race. Maximum age of 14 years old. Bikes up to 105cc 2 stroke, or 150cc 4 stroke. Maximum front wheel size of 19”.||1A-99A||09:00|
|1 hour race. Maximum age of 11. Bikes up to 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc four stroke. Max front wheel size is 16″||1B-99B||09:00|
|E-BIKES – A and B CLASSES||Full-size (min. 19″ front wheel) electric bikes (NO PEDAL-ASSIST) for ages 15 and up.* A = Expert. B = Amateur. 1 hour races running with the Mini and Women’s Novice race. |
*For those under 15, they would enter Mini or PeeWee on electric bike.
|1000-1099||09:00 B CLASS|
10:30 A CLASS
|PEEWEE||A short 30 min race for our youngest riders. Parents are able to see children and assist where needed. Max 8 years old. Front wheel no larger than 14″. Training wheels permitted.||1C-99C||08:30|