Rules for Support Vehicles
The KCIBR event is a bike relay race that allows for solo, two, four and eight-person teams. The event takes place on the Haines Highway over 240 kilometres between Haines Junction, YT and Haines, Alaska (the event course), and traverses a variety of topography including steep hill climbs and descents. Weather conditions can vary along the event course including high winds, rain, cold and heat.
At a minimum, participants should be physically fit and prepared to encounter varied terrain and weather conditions. Participants must also be prepared and equipped to deal with first aid, weather and motor vehicle emergencies in a remote location along the event course.
Support vehicles are permitted to assist riders throughout the race. Please follow these simple rules to ensure that riders and drivers have an enjoyable race.
Support Vehicle Rules
Violations of any of the Support Vehicle Rules will result in team disqualification.
All regular rules of the road are in effect at all times before, during, and after the race (and for the rest of your life for that matter).
This race has the potential for many dangerous traffic situations. Use caution at all times, particularly at checkpoints. Watch for riders when parking and opening vehicle doors.
- Each team may have one official support vehicle. Teams will be given a vehicle identification tag. This tag must be displayed on the right front window. Only support vehicles bearing this identification will be allowed in the checkpoint areas (3 & 4) that permit parking. PLEASE use as FEW vehicles as possible for moving riders down the course.
- Strict no parking zones have been established on either side of checkpoints. At checkpoints obey all signs and only park and stop where permitted. There is Special Traffic Control in effect around Checkpoint 1 and Checkpoint 2.
- Support vehicles shall not travel on the shoulder of the road or keep pace with the rider. Motorpacing of riders is not allowed.
- Support vehicles must drive in the right hand lane only. Drivers must obey the rules of the road and pull completely off the highway and bike lane to assist their rider. Park and stop only on the right hand side of the road, when it is safe to do so. Note: There are special traffic control and parking rules for Checkpoints 1 and 2.
- Passing: Pass only when it is safe to do so. Do not pass cyclists or vehicles UNLESS it is safe to do so (i.e. you can see far enough down the road that the left lane is clear and safe to use). This is a basic safe driving practice which is ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT in this event!
- Parking: When parking your vehicle along the highway, park COMPLETELY OFF the travelled surface of the road so that when you open your door, it doesn’t interfere with riders or vehicles. If there is not enough room to park in this manner, please move further down the highway and look for a better place to park.
Information for Drivers
Fuel is only available in Haines Junction, Yukon and on the outskirts of Haines, Alaska. There is no fuel available from Kathleen Lake, 20 km/12.5 miles south of Haines Junction, until 33 Mile Roadhouse in the US. This is a distance of approximately 200 km (120 miles). Please check your fuel gauge before leaving Haines Junction.