KNOW HOW TO VENTURE
OUT ON 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.
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.
The seasonal access pass for trails, issued by the FQMHR, is available on our website or from an agent of a trail club member.
The daily access pass for trails, issued by the FQMHR, is available from an agent of a trail club member.
The network boasts of more than 10,000 kilometres of federated trails shared by 45 trail club members across 11 tourist regions of Quebec.
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.
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).
To go trail-riding on a motorcycle, you must use an off-road motorcycle or a dual-use motorcycle.
|APRILIA||RX 50, 125|
SMV 750 DORSODURO
|AJP||PR3, PR4, PR5|
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
F 650GS, 700GS, 800GS, 800GS ADVENTURE
|DUCATI||SCRAMBLER CLASSIC, SCRAMBLER ENDURO, URBAIN ENDURO, SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED|
EC 125, 200, 250, 250R, 300, 300R
XC 200, XC 250, XC 300
CRF 230L, 250L, 250 RALLY, 750, 1000 (Africa Twin)
CRFX 250, 450
FE 250, 350, 390, 450, 501, 570, FS-650
TE 125, 250, 300
FE 250, 350, 390, 450, 501, FE 350S, 501S
TE 125, 250, 300, 630
701 ENDURO, 701 SUPERMOTO
KDX 200, 220, 250
VERSYS X-300, VERSYS 650
EXC 200, 250, 300, 350, 450, 500, 525, 530
EXC-F 250, 350, 450
690 ENDURO R
950 SUPER ENDURO
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
DR 125 S, 200 S, 250, 250 S, 350 SE, 500 S, 600 S, 650 S, 800 S BIG
|SHERCO||X-RIDE 125, 250, 290, 300, 360|
|SWM||RS 300R, 500R, SM 500|
|TRIUMPH||TIGER 800, 900, 955 i, 1050|
TIGER 1200 EXPLORER, 1200 EXPLORER XC
TX 225, 350, 600
WR 125 R, 250R
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.
|AJP||PR3, 4, 5|
|BETA||250, 300, 350, 390, 430, 480 RR|
250, 300, 350, 430, 480, RR RACE
XTRAINER 125, 250, 300
|BOMBARDIER||CAN-AM TNT 175|
|GAS GAS||250, 300 R|
XC 200, 250, 300
CRF70, 80, 100, 110F, 125F, 150F, 230F, 250X, 450X
FE 250, 350, 390, 450, 501, 550, 570, 650
|HUSQVARNA||FE 250, 350, 450, 501|
FX 250, 350, 450
TE 125, 250, 300, 310
TX 125, 300
KDX50, 80, 200, 220, 250
KLX110, 125, 140, 250, 300, 400, 450
65, 85, 105, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, 450, 500, 525 XC
|SHERCO||2,5 i ENDURO, 4,5 i ENDURO, 3,0 F ENDURO|
X-RIDE 125, 250, 290, 300, 360
DR-125, 125 L, 350, 400E
RMX 250, 450Z
Your motorcycle must be outfitted with the following equipment* in accordance to the regulations in effect:
- One white headlight;
- One red tail-light;
- One red brake light at the rear;
- One rearview mirror firmly attached to the left side of the vehicle;
- An exhaust system;
- A brake system;
- 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:
To avoid the worst, the FQMHR strongly recommends using for trail use all equipment mandatory in a closed-circuit park.
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.