OFF-ROAD ONTARIO RULES AND CLASSES

Some Off-Ontario Basics:

  • Off-Road Ontario offers a Cross-Country (XC) and Enduro Series.
  • Riders can compete in either or both series as much or as little as they prefer.
  • Race classes are the same for both.
  • Race Numbers, Plates, and Colours (below) only apply to the XC Series (not Enduro)
  • XC race times for races are as follows: Peewee racers start at 08:30 (30 minutes on a special small track that is visible and accessible to parents)
  • Mini and Women’s Novice at 09:00 (1 hour). This race is swept by expert riders to ensure everyone finishes safely
  • Adult Amateur at 10:30 (2 hours)
  • Adult Expert at 13:00 (2 to 2.5 hours depending on class)
  • As some transits for the Enduro Series take place on roads or on public property, the Enduro Series limited to those 16+. Enduros start in the morning with exact start times determined by the racer’s line/minute number. Earlier minute numbers may be reserved for expert/pro riders.
  • All racers must register through LiveLaps before racing.
  • Off-Road Ontario offers classes for everyone including children.
  • Off-Road Ontario also offers non-competitive classes (Expert and Amateur “Trail Rider Class”) for those wanting to be part of the event(s) without the pressure of chasing points or a podium. Trophies and points are not awarded for this class.
  • Off-road racing is for everyone! Give it a try and experience the social, health, and family benefits our members experience.

OFFICIAL OFF-ROAD ONTARIO RULES

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 COLOURDESCRIPTIONCOMPARISONSNUMBERSSTARTING TIME**
PRO
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - 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 1-4913:00
WOMEN PRO
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - Women's Pro
Professional women racers. Advancement is determined by the competition committee. 2 hour XC races. Special test sections.FMSQ = Dame Experte900-99913:00
EXPERT
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - 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+50-9913:00
VET EXPERT
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - 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 racesFMSQ: 40+ (Expert)100-19913:00
INTERMEDIATE A
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - 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
200-29913:00
INTERMEDIATE B

The entry class for the afternoon classes races. Racers would generally outperform all races in the morning classes. FMSQ: Intermédiaire, 30+, Junior300-39913:00
EXPERT TRAIL RIDER
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - 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: Sportsmann/a13:00
NOVICE A
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - 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 A500-59910:30
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+ 800-89910:30
JUNIOR (-15)
Riders under the age of 16 and are not racing in the Mini A or B series.FMSQ: Amateur 17- 700-74910:30
VET (55+)
An open class for anyone over the age of 55 years.FMSQ: Amateur 50+, Amateur 60+900-99910:30
VET (50+)
An open class for anyone over the age of 50 years.FMSQ: Amateur 50+750-79910:30
VET A (40+)
A competitive advanced level class or riders over the age of 40 years.FMSQ: Amateur 40+ 400-49910:30
VET B (40+)
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - Intermediate A
An entry level competitive class for riders over the age of 40 years.FMSQ: Amateur 40+, Débutant600-69910:30
WOMEN INTERMEDIATE
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - Women's Pro
Skilled women riders who are seeking a competitive class among like-minded peers.FMSQ: Dame Intermédiaire900-99910:30
AMATEUR TRAIL RIDER
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - Expert 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, Débutantn/a10:30
WOMEN NOVICE
Off-road Ontario Number Plate - Women's Pro
1 hour race. Entry level women’s class. Shorter and slower paced race with sweepers and support. Dame Débutant B900-99909:00
MINI A
(ANY COLOUR)
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-99A09:00
MINI B

(ANY COLOUR)
1 hour race. Maximum age of 11. Bikes up to 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc four stroke. Max front wheel size is 16″1B-99B09:00
PEEWEEA 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-99C08:30
** Not all races start at the designated time. For accurate race start times, racers are required to check the race information sheet available on the website, social media, or at the location of the event. All race times are subject to changes depending on weather or other extenuating circumstances.