Race Day Info

Everything You Need to Know

Chip Kit Pick-Up Information

What to bring:

1. ID - Please bring ID such as a driver’s license

2. Registration cost is $150 (includes $50 registration and a $100 minimum pledge) – Please note that any outstanding amounts will be collected when you retrieve your kit. Cash or cheque only, sorry no credit cards are accepted. To determine your amount raised or to pledge the outstanding amount of the $150 registration fees by credit card, you can visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/LaptheGats2018

3. Picking up chip kit for other riders - You can pick up the chip kits for others but please note that you will be asked to sign-off as being responsible for the chip. $200 will be charged for each chip not returned at the end of the event.

Dates and Locations

Chip kit pick-ups will be held for 2 days. To ensure a successful cycling event, we will have NO chip kit pick-ups on the day of the event.

Lap the Gats Kit Pickup

The online registration deadline is June 18, 2018, but you can still register onsite at kit pickup.
Note that the cost will be $150 ($50 registration fee and $100 min pledge) Cash or cheque only. Cheques to be made out to the Parkinson Research Consortium.

Kit Pickup Times & Location!

Foster’s Sports Centre 305 Bank Street Ottawa

Friday, June 22 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 23| 9:00 am – 11:00am

Event Schedule

8:00 First Wave of Departures
8:10 Last Wave of Departures
10:30 Deadline to pass the start/finish chip line for final loop
11:50 Award Ceremony
12:00 Roads re-open to motorized vehicles

21km Event Course Loop

Loop map 2016_website

Starting Wave Position

To ensure safety and a smooth start for all riders, the official starting area is located beside the course on the on-ramp to Promenade de la Gatineau, as shown in the diagram below, and riders will be positioned in the wave that they selected in accordance to their level when registering, see wave start.

Each rider will have 3 hours to complete their event.

Wave Start Diagram

Wave Starting Times Table

The riders chip time will activate once the cyclist has crossed the start/finish chip line located a few meters north of the “Starting Area”.

Each participant will have 3 hours to complete as many 21km loops as possible. The event will begin to close the course to those riders who have not crossed the chip line by 11:01 am. The parkway gates will be open to traffic as of 12:00.

Finishing Location

All cyclists need to cross the start/finish chip line in order to have their completed loop time recorded. For safety reasons, all finishing cyclists must depart the course by turning left into the Penguin parking lot. This parking lot is an immediate left turn after the start/finish chip line, see map. At the Penguin parking lot, the cyclist will need to proceed to the chip removal area to return their chip. Any chips not returned will be charged $200.00.

Cyclists in the Penguin parking lot can return to the PRC Welcome Area by following the signs to Kingsmere Road.

PRC Welcome Area map;

Cut-Off Times

The event will begin to close the course to those riders who have not crossed the chip line by 11:10 am.
The gates will be open to traffic as of 1:00.


All riders will receive a timing chip in their kit package that will measure the time to complete a full 21 km loop, as well as the rider’s time on the climbing portion of the event. At the end of the ride, all riders will have their timing results posted on Event’s Online website.

Please note improperly mounted timing chips could result in no time being recorded. Please review chip mounting instruction carefully when installing the chip on your bike.

A team’s finishing time is based on the average time of each rider on the team. If a team member is unable to complete the race with their team, the team time will NOT be received as an official team and will be disqualified.

On Course Support

Throughout the 21 km course there will be Event Marshals positioned to communicate assistance to the First Aid responders if a situation arises. The 21 km loop will have a water station located at a designated “water area” close to the PRC Welcome Area. There will also be a mechanic positioned on the course.