KNOW HOW TO VENTURE
OUT ON TRAILS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ACCESS TO TRAILS

Only "Trail" motorcycle members who purchase a daily or seasonal "trail pass" can ride on the FQMHR's federated trail network.

Two categories of motorcycles are eligible on trails: the dual-use motorcycle with road-use registration and the off-road motorcycle commonly known as the "enduro" with off-road registration.

TRAIL ACCESS PERIOD

Federated trails are generally accessible from May 1st to November 30th inclusively. Weather conditions or hunting season can affect traffic at certain times in regions of the FQMHR's federated trail network.

SEASONAL ACCESS

The seasonal access pass for trails, issued by the FQMHR, is available on our website or from an agent of a trail club member.

DAILY ACCESS

The daily access pass for trails, issued by the FQMHR, is available from an agent of a trail club member.

10,000 KM NETWORK OF TRAILS

The network boasts of more than 10,000 kilometres of federated trails shared by 45 trail club members across 11 tourist regions of Quebec.

USEFUL TOOLS

iMotoHR is a GPS-based mobile application aiming to make off-road motorcycling as pleasant and safe as possible.

  • View the 10,000 kilometres of trails accessible to off-road motorcycles;
  • Find your position and orientation in relation to the elements of the network;
  • Get a list of trail club members and their contact information;
  • Find businesses, dealerships and tourist attractions;
  • Receive messages from the FQMHR.

APPLICABLE LAW ON TRAILS

In Quebec, users of off-road trail vehicle must entirely abide by the following conditions in order to meet regulatory standards:

  • Be 16 years of age or older;
  • Hold a Certificate of Qualification (skills certificate) issued by an authorized agent of the government (for 16 and 17 year-old riders);
  • Have a right of access (access pass) issued by the FQMHR;
  • For a registered off-road vehicle: Hold a Class 5 driver's licence (automobile) or Class 6D driver's licence (moped/scooter);
  • For a registered off-road vehicle (dual-use): Hold a Class 6A or 6B driver's licence (cylinder capacity of 400 cc or less) or 6C driver's licence (cylinder capacity of 125 cc or less).
AUTHORIZED MOTORCYCLES FOR TRAIL RIDING

To go trail-riding on a motorcycle, you must use an off-road motorcycle or a dual-use motorcycle.

AUTHORIZED OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES:
DOUBLE-USE
ENDURO


DUAL-USE MOTORCYCLES
BRANDMODEL
APRILIARX 50, 125
RXV 450,550
SMV 750 DORSODURO
AJPPR3, PR4, PR5
BETA

XTRAINER 300,

250 RR, 300 RR, 350 RR, 390 RR, 430 RR, 480 RR

250 RR RACE, 300 RR RACE, 350 RR RACE, 430 RR RACE, 480 RR RACE

BMW

F 650GS, 700GS, 800GS, 800GS ADVENTURE
G 450X, 650GS, 650X CHALLENGE, 650X COUNTRY
HP2 ENDURO
R 1200GS, 1200GS ADVENTURE

H2P ENDURO
R NINE T SCRAMBLER 1200

DUCATISCRAMBLER CLASSIC, SCRAMBLER ENDURO, URBAIN ENDURO, SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED
GASGAS

EC 125, 200, 250, 250R, 300, 300R
EC 400 FSE
FSR 450, 515
HOBBY 200
PAMPERA 125, 250, 280, 400, 450

XC 200, XC 250, XC 300

HONDA

CRF 230L, 250L, 250 RALLY, 750, 1000 (Africa Twin)

CRFX 250, 450

NX 250
GROM
NC 750X

RXV 550
VRF 1200 X
XL 250, 350R, 600, 650, 650L
XR 250, 400, 500 R, 650
XL 1000 VARADERO

CB 500X

HUSABERG 

FE 250, 350, 390, 450, 501, 570, FS-650

TE 125, 250, 300

HUSQVARNA 

FE 250, 350, 390, 450, 501, FE 350S, 501S

TE 125, 250, 300, 630

701 ENDURO, 701 SUPERMOTO

KAWASAKI 

KE 100
KL 250 SUPER SHERPA
KLR 250, 650
KLX 250, 300, 400, 450, 650

KDX 200, 220, 250

VERSYS X-300, VERSYS 650

KTM 

EXC 200, 250, 300, 350, 450, 500, 525, 530

EXC-F 250, 350, 450

660 RALLY

690 ENDURO R

950 SUPER ENDURO

950 SMR

ADVENTURE 640, 950, 990, 1190, 1190R

SUPER ADVENTURE 1290

XC 150, 200, 250, 300

XC-F 250, 350, 450

XCW 150, 200, 250, 300, 450, 500

XCFW 250, 350

MOTO GUZZI

STELVIO 1200

STELVIO NTX

SUZUKI

DR 125 S, 200 S, 250, 250 S, 350 SE, 500 S, 600 S, 650 S, 800 S BIG
DRZ 250, 400 E, 400 S, 400 SL, 400 SM

TS 200
V-TROM 650, 1000, 1000AB SE

SHERCOX-RIDE 125, 250, 290, 300, 360
SWMRS 300R, 500R, SM 500
TRIUMPH TIGER 800, 900, 955 i, 1050
TIGER 1200 EXPLORER, 1200 EXPLORER XC
YAMAHA 

AT1 125

BW 350
DT125, 175, 200, 250, 360, 400

DTMX 175
SUPER TÉNÉRÉ 1200
TTR 250
TW 125, 200, 225

TX 225, 350, 600

TY 250

WR 125 R, 250R
XT 125, 200, 225, 250, 350, 600

ZEROFX

The following is a list of models of enduro motorcycles that can be modified to operate on trails, which, under the Off-Road Vehicles Act, must be outfitted with the following equipment:

1° One white headlight;

2° One red tail-light;;

3° One red brake light at the rear;

4° One rearview mirror firmly attached to the left side of the vehicle;

5° An exhaust system;

6° A brake system;

7° A speedometer;

8° Any other equipment as defined by the regulations.

Bullets 3, 4 and 7 shall apply only to vehicles built after January 1, 1998

Article 5 above does not apply to a vehicle powered solely by an electric motor.

ENDURO MOTORCYCLES
BRANDMODEL
AJP PR3, 4, 5
BETA 250, 300, 350, 390, 430, 480 RR
250, 300, 350, 430, 480, RR RACE
XTRAINER 125, 250, 300
BOMBARDIERCAN-AM TNT 175
GAS GAS 250, 300 R
XC 200, 250, 300
HONDA 

CRF70, 80, 100, 110F, 125F, 150F, 230F, 250X, 450X
XR70, 80, 100, 200, 250, 400, 600, 650, 650 R, 450RX

NH80
EZ90
CG125ES
CG150

CT70

HUSABERG 

FE 250, 350, 390, 450, 501, 550, 570, 650
TE 125, 150, 250, 300

WR 300

HUSQVARNA FE 250, 350, 450, 501
FX 250, 350, 450
TE 125, 250, 300, 310
TX 125, 300
KAWASAKI KD80
KDX50, 80, 200, 220, 250
KLX110, 125, 140, 250, 300, 400, 450
KTM 

65, 85, 105, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, 450, 500, 525 XC
200, 250, 300, 380, 400, 450, 500, 520, 525, 530 EXC
200, 250, 300, 450, 520, 525, MXC
200, 250, 300, 400, 450, 500, 525, 530 XC-W
250, 350, 450 XC-F
250, 350 XCF-W
450, 530 XCR-W

FREERIDE

SHERCO 2,5 i ENDURO, 4,5 i ENDURO, 3,0 F ENDURO
X-RIDE 125, 250, 290, 300, 360
SUZUKI 

DR-125, 125 L, 350, 400E
DR-Z110, 125, 125 L, 250, 400 E, 400 S

RMX 250, 450Z

RMX 450Z

YAMAHA 

BW200, 350

MX175
TTR50, 90, 110, 125, 225, 230, 250
TT225, 500
RT100, 180
XT125, XT225, XT600, XTZ125
TY 175, 250
IT 175, 200, 250, 400, 425, 465, 490
WR 200, 250, 400, 426, 450
WR 250F, 400F, 450F
YZ 250 X
YZ 250 FX, 450FX

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Your motorcycle must be outfitted with the following equipment* in accordance to the regulations in effect:

  1. One white headlight;
  2. One red tail-light;
  3. One red brake light at the rear;
  4. One rearview mirror firmly attached to the left side of the vehicle;
  5. An exhaust system;
  6. A brake system;
  7. A speedometer.

*Bullets 3, 4 and 7 shall apply only to vehicles built after January 1, 1998.

Any person travelling on an off-road vehicle must wear the following attire:

WARNING!

To avoid the worst, the FQMHR strongly recommends using for trail use all equipment mandatory in a closed-circuit park.


HOW TO CONDUCT YOURSELF
Code of Ethics for Trail Riding

Respect the environment:

Avoid jack-rabbit stops and starts as well as quick changes in direction with acceleration;

Avoid fragile and restricted areas at all times, especially swampy areas, shorelines, stream banks and steep hills. Cross at designated locations and use available bridges;

Avoid passing over young trees and shrubs, especially in spring and during the growing season in summer;

Make sure your exhaust system and spark arrester are in good condition;

What you take with you, you bring back with you, do not leave any rubbish or waste on the sites;

Take advantage of your time on the trails to observe wildlife; avoid making animals nervous;

Adjust your driving style according to the season and location;

Avoid going on trails after heavy rains.


Observe the law:

Stay on the designated trails. Do not take CLOSED trails. If you are unsure, then don't go;

Comply with all applicable laws and/or municipal by-laws;

Do not venture onto new, undesignated trails without consulting the stakeholders involved;

Do not enter private property without permission and do not use designated trails for other activities.

Respect other users:

Be courteous and respectful of other users who also use the shared trails. Always give way to approaching or passing users. Signal your presence when approaching from behind. Be sure to communicate with horseback riders and people who walk their pets;

Maintain a reduced and constant speed and engine RPM when approaching other trail users, when near homes, etc.;

Take a rider safety course and stay within the limits of your ability to operate your motorcycle;

Share the trails and be friendly and helpful towards other users.;

Before leaving, you must have with you:

  • Your seasonal trail access pass or day access pass;
  • Your driver's licence;
  • Your registration certificate;
  • Your proof of civil liability insurance of $500,000.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW