LICENSE AND INSURANCE:
Backroads Adventures motorcycles are licensed and insured for use on
British Columbia Highways and BC Forest Service Roads. You must carry
a valid motorcycle license at all times which has no restrictions pertaining
to the motorcycles used on the tour or otherwise.
supplying their own motorcycles are responsible for their own insurance
requirements. Please check with your insurance to confirm that you have
adequate coverage to operate your motorcycle in British Columbia.
YOUR OWN MOTORCYCLE: Your dualsport motorcycle must be in perfect
mechanical condition. You will be responsible for your own maintenance
and repairs. Carry whatever spare parts and tools you normally would
use on a long enduro ride. Our local motorcycle shops can provide service
street legal off-road oriented tires and quite DOT approved exhaust
(please keep them quiet, this is very important in maintaining our right
to ride in th mountains). All DOT dualsport lighting must be in working
order. You are responsible for your own insurance requirements.
INSURANCE: Riders are responsible for their own life, medical
and travel insurance. We require that you carry medical insurance for
Canada. Your present insurance may not cover you in Canada, please check
with your insurance agent. Hospital costs can reach $3,000 a day and
Canadian government health plans do not cover non-residents. There are
insurance policies available through travel agents that can supply coverage
during the tour for a very reasonable price (about $15). We highly recommend
that you provide written details of your medical insurance or any other
health issues to your guide before your tour commences. Contact Backroads
Adventures if you require assistance in obtaining coverage.
GEAR: Due to the difficulty of sizing each person, insuring
comfort and personal preferences, Backroads Adventures BC Inc. cannot
supply riding gear. However, we will help you arrange riding gear if
necessary and our local motorcycle shops carry a good supply of riding
equipment. You will be wearing your gear every day on long rides, conditions
can range from hot, to cold, to wet, sometimes all in the same day.
It is important that your gear fits well, can be worn in layers and
carried with you on the bike. Good planning of your riding gear can
greatly increase the enjoyment and safety of your trip.
require that you wear a helmet, boots and a protective jacket. Bring
what you would normally wear on a long enduro ride. We suggest a full
coverage helmet with goggles or a face shield (bring cleaner and spare
shields), sturdy boots (heavy duty motocross boots are recommended),
protective leather riding jacket or enduro jacket, warm riding gloves
(waterproof), light motocross style gloves and a good quality rain suit
(we ride rain or shine!).
are responsible for carrying appropriate warm clothes and rain gear
for backcountry travel. A daypack and a fanny pack to carry your rain
gear, camera, etc is recommended. You may also wish to bring a kidney
belt, chest protector, pads, etc. Consider your own safety and comfort
when choosing your riding gear.
Bring clothing suitable for both warm and cool climates. Weather can
change very quickly so we suggest dressing in layers. Pack your luggage
suitable for transport in the support vehicle. Our accommodations often
provide fine restaurants, pubs, sports facilities and swimming pools
(bring your swimsuit).
Excellent meals are provided on all tours, if you have any
special diets please inform us before the trip.
AND FILM: You'll want to bring a camera, video and binoculars
on this trip, we suggest a compact style to carry with you.
YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: Please contact Dave at Backroads