RULES and regulations


To participate in the Traversee, all participants must have (the organizers will inspect the bikes before the start):

  • A white light on the front of the bike.
  • A red light on the back of the bike.
  • A whistle on him

Each participant must be dressed according to the weather (Lake Memphremagog is a wind corridor and it can be very cold).

The bikes suggested for the course are Fatbikes with 3.5 to 5 inch wide tires. 27.5+ and 29+ tires with a diameter of 2.8 to 3.4 inches will also be accepted (the LTHM does not rent. Each participant is responsible for their bike).

Studded tires are allowed for use on Fatbikes.

The checkpoints will be there to secure the course and will also serve as extraction points if necessary.

For the participants of the Trail des neiges the use of crampons and snowshoes are allowed.

Volunteers will be on the course to assist you during the race. Do not hesitate to contact one of them for any requests.

The Traversée Hivernale Memphrémagog is an adventure race.

Your safety is important to us, if you feel uncomfortable, have any problems or concerns, please mention it immediately to a member of our team.

We suggest a survival kit including, at a minimum, a survival blanket and hotshots. Helmets are mandatory.

The Traversée Hivernale Memphrémagog is for cyclists 16 years of age and older. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The minimum age to participate, even if accompanied, is 12 years old.

Participants under 16 years of age must demonstrate sufficient athletic ability to meet the challenge.


All cyclists must yield to faster cyclists behind them by turning to the right.

Cyclists requesting passage from slower cyclists must indicate their intention with “Warning! Overtaking on the left” and wait until the slower cyclist has hugged the right of the track.