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
AJP PR3 PR4 PR5
Aprilia Capo Nord ETVCAPONORD MX 4.5
MXV 450
RX 125 RX 50
RXV 4,5
RXV 5,5 RXV45 RXV55
SMV 750 Dorsoduro
BMW 650X CHALLENGE 650X COUNTRY 700GS
F 650GS
F650 F700GS
F800GS
F800GS F800GS ADVENTURE F850GS
G650GS
G650X GS 1250 AVENTURE HP GSA
HP2 ENDURO
R 1150GS R 1200GS R 1200GS ADVENTURE
R NINE T SCRAMBLER 1200
R NINE T URBAN GS
Buell XB12X Ulysses XB12X Ulysses
Christini AWD 450 DS
Ducati 950 950S 996
Multistrada
MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO MULTISTRADA 1260 ENDURO
SCAMBLER ENDURO
SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED SCRAMBLER ICON URBAIN ENDURO
URBAIN SRAMBLER
GPX XTR 250
Honda CB 360 CB 500X CG125ES
CG150
CRF 1000 AFRICA TWIN CRF 250 RALLY
CRF 750
CRF1000 CRF230L CRF230M
CRF250L
CRF450L GROM MT 125
NC 750X
NX 250 RXV 550 VRF 1200X
XL 1000 VARADERO
XL 185 XL 200 XL 250 XL 350R XL 500R XL 600 XL 650 XL 650L
XR 650 L
XRV 750
Husaberg FS 650
Husqvarna 701 ENDURO 701 SUPERMOTO FE 250
FE 350S
FE 450 FE 501S
SVARTPILEN 401
SVARTPILEN 701 TE 630 VITPILEN 401
VITPILEN 701
Kawasaki KE 100 KL250 KL250 SUPER SHERPA
KL650
KLE VERSYS 650 KLR 250
KLR 650
KLX230 KLX250 KLX400
KLX650
VERSYS 1000 VERSYS 600 VERSYS-X 300
Z400
Z900RS
KTM 1090R SUPER ADVENTURE 1190 ADV 1190 R ADVENTURE
1290R SUPER ADVENTURE
1290R SUPER ADVENTURE 1290S SUPER ADVENTURE
1290T SUPER ADVENTURE
450 SMC 525 SMC 530 EXC
560 SMR
625 SXC 640 ADVENTURE 640 ENDURO
660 RALLYE
690 ENDURO 690 SMCR 790 Aventure
950 ADVENTURE
950 SMR 950 SUPER ENDURO 990 ADVENTURE EXC-F 350 EXC-F 500
Moto Guzzi GRISO 1200 STELVIO 1200 STELVIO NTX
Royal Enfield Himalayan 410 Himalayan 650
Suzuki DR 125 DR 125S DR 200S
DR 200SE
DR 250S DR 350
DR 350S
DR 500S DR 600S DR 650
DR 800S BIG
DRZ 400S DRZ 400SL DRZ 400SM
TS 185
TS200 V STROM 1000 V STROM 650
V-STROM 1000 ABS SE
VanVan 200
SWM RS 500R SM 500 SM 500R
Triumph 1200 EXPLORER XC SRAMBLER TIGER 1050
TIGER 1200 EXPLORER
Tiger 800 Tiger 800 XC
TIGER 900
TIGER 955 I TIGER XRX 800
Ural Patrol
Yamaha AT1 125 DT 125 DT 175
DT 200
DT 250 DT 360
DT 50
DTMX 175 FZ-07 FZ-09
GT 80
SUPER TÉNÉRÉ 1200 TDM850 TÉNÉRÉ 700
TTR 250
TW 125 TW 200 TW 225
TW200
TX 225 TX 350 WR 125R WR 250R XT 125 XT 200 XT 225 XT 250
XT 350
XT 600 XTZ 125
Zero FX

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 PR4 PR5
Apollo RFZ140 RFZ150
Beta 250RR 250RR RACE 300RR
300RR RACE 350RR
350RR RACE
390RR 430RR 430RR RACE 480RR 480RR RACE
500 RR
XTRAINER 125RR XTRAINER 250
XTRAINER 300
BMW G450X
Bombardier CAN AM TNT 175
GASGAS 250R 300R EC 125
EC 200 EC 250
EC 300
EC 400 FSE FSR 450 FSR 515 HOBBY 200 PAMPERA 125
PAMPERA 250
PAMPERA 280 PAMPERA 400
PAMPERA 450
XC 200
XC 250
XC 300
GIO 250
Honda CRF 450RX CRF 450X CRF100
CRF110F CRF125F
CRF150F
CRF230F CRF250F CRF250X CRF70 CRF80
CT70
EZ90 MRT260
NH80
NSR50
RS125
XR 500
XR 650
XR 650 R XR100 XR200 XR250 XR400 XR600 XR600 XR70
XR80
Husaberg FE 250 FE 350 FE 390
FE 450 FE 501
FE 550
FE 570 FE 650 TE 125 TE 150 TE 250
TE 300
Husqvarna FE 250 FE 350 FE 450
FE510 FX 250
TE 125
TE 150 TE 250 TE 300 TE 310 TE 511
TE510
TX 125 TX 300
TXC 250
WR 300
Kawasaki KD80 KDX200 KDX220
KDX250 KDX50
KDX80
KLX110 KLX125 KLX140 KLX250 KLX300
KLX400
KLX450 KLX650
KTM 105 XC 150 XC 150 XC-W
200 EXC 200 XC
200 XC-W
250 EXC 250 XC 250 XC-F 250 XC-W 250 XCF-W
300 EXC
300 XC 300 XC-W
350 EXC
350 XC
350 XC-F
350 XCF-W
380 EXC
400 EXC 400 XC 400 XC-W 450 EXC 450 SMR 450 XC 450 XC-F 450 XC-W
500 EXC
500 XC 500 XC-W 510 EXC 520 EXC 525 EXC 525 SMR 525 XC 525 XC-W 530 EXC 530 XC-W 65 XC 65 XC 85 XC EXC-F 250 6 DAYS EXC-F 350 EXC-F 450 6 DAYS EXC-F 500 Freeride 250
OSSA PIONNEER 250CC
Sherco 2.5 i ENDURO 250 SE-R 3.0 F ENDURO
4.5 i ENDURO X-RIDE 125
X-RIDE 250
X-RIDE 290 X-RIDE 300 X-RIDE 360
Suzuki DR 100 DR 125L DR 350
DR 400E DR Z125
DRZ 110
DRZ 125L DRZ 250 DRZ 400E DS80 RM-Z250
RMX 250
RMX-450Z TS200
SWM RS 300R RS 500R
Yamaha BW 200 BW 350 IT 175
IT 200 IT 250
IT 400
IT 425 IT 465 IT 490 MX 125 RT 100
RT 180
TT 225 TT 500
TTR 110
TTR 125
TTR 220
TTR 230
TTR 250
TTR 90 TY 175 TY 250 WR 200 WR 250 WR 250F WR 400 WR 400F
WR 426
WR 450 WR 450F YZ 125X YZ 250FX YZ 250X YZ 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