Race Rules - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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NFCT Pedal and Paddle Race Rules

All participants must be checked in by 9:15 AM

No alcohol will be allowed in any craft. No animals will be allowed in any craft.

ALL canoes must meet ACA WW Open Canoe Specifications

You must be at least 15 years of age (if no adult is present). You must have consent of parent or guardian (if under 18 years of age.)

Coast Guard approved, over-the-shoulder, correctly sized life jackets must be worn at all times while on the water.

All racers in open canoes will use single blade paddles only. Racers in kayaks or decked boats may use either single or double blade paddles.

Overtaking canoes or cyclists have the right of way

Cyclists overtaking others should pass on the left, and should voice “On Your Left”

If you have a mechanical failure while cycling, move off the trail as soon as possible. If there is another racer behind you, you should move out of his or her way immediately.

Bike helmets must be worn at all times while cycling.

Participants must walk between the take-out in East Berkshire and the beginning of the cycling portion (the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail)