For over a century the roads of northern Europe have been home to the toughest bicycle races in the world. The most famous of these, Paris to Roubaix, takes place each spring over brutal cobblestone roads that have been preserved in their historic condition for over 100 years. Inspired by this classic race, the Paris to Ancaster has taken place for the past twenty six years over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads we can find. Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders to Canadian Olympians. Join us on April 26, 2020, our 27th annual event, to become part of the history of this unique race.

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P2A 2020 - P2A75 WAVE 2 IS FILLED
Saturday Nov. 9 - We weren't kidding. P2A75 Wave 2 is filled. That is the fastest we have ever filled a wave. Thanks so much for your support. We, and our team, try very hard to put on a great unique event.

Many registrations are coming in every day. It looks like the next wave to watch is P2A75 Wave 1, now at 70% filled. As always - Register early to get the start you want!

P2A75 and P2A45
We've changed the terminology to reflect the approximate distances you will be riding. The events haven't changed but for the past couple of years the Paris To Ancaster has been close to 75km and the St. George To Ancaster has been about 45km. However, the final course isn't decided until the morning of the event with weather and soil conditions being the ultimate determining factor. It could be longer or it could be shorter. We won't know until we are close to race day. And, yes, some people have asked about it!

One of the reasons for holding the P2A is that it passes through some really nice country for riding. For the first time ever we posted some legal pre-riding maps. They have been very popular. The point-to-point from Paris to Ancaster has almost 8000 views.

It is prime riding season and to help you out we've come up with another pre-ride map. It is called the "Big Loop" and it is about 53km long. It will get you from Ancaster, north a bit and then west to Harrisburg. From there it follows a lot of the course back to Ancaster. Find it at the bottom of the page HERE.

P2A Partners with National Cyclo-Cross Team
Paris to Ancaster is proud to announce a new partnership with the Canadian National Cyclo-Cross team for the next five years, in an effort to better promote and support Cyclo-Cross in Canada.

This five-year financial commitment from P2A will directly help the National Team program by offsetting the costs associated with providing mechanical and coaching support to national team athletes while at international competitions. P2A Race Director Tim Farrar says, “In a sense, P2A is simply doubling down on a year’s long commitment to provide what support we can. The National Cyclocross team athletes and staff can count on us for the next 5 seasons…at least”.

Athletes and staff of the National team have often become P2A’s biggest supporters and unofficial ambassadors for the race, raising the international profile of the event. P2A and the CX National Team already have a ‘Win, Win’ partnership, says Tim Farrar. Cycling Canada officials hope that this increased level of partnership will allow them to better promote the Canadian spring classic abroad and will help continue to grow the level of support they offer our National team athletes.

Kris Westwood, Head of Performance Operations at Cycling Canada, says, “This is really exciting as it’s the first time we’ve had a sponsor step in to help one of our non-Olympic disciplines. Cyclo-cross is a fun and safe yet challenging introduction to cycling for many athletes that has high performance targets in its own right; many of our current track, mountain bike and road national team members had their first world championships experience in cross. And of course, the success of the Paris to Ancaster Bike Race is testimony to how popular this branch of cycling is in North America.”

Ride for Research
Back for 2020, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation is proud to be the official charity partner of the Paris to Ancaster Bike Race. Now novice and expert cyclists alike can ride to support research at St. Joe’s. Whether you choose to fundraise on your own, or as part of a corporate or friends and family team, every dollar you raise will be supporting vital healthcare research. St. Joe’s is a research powerhouse in areas like mental health & addictions, kidney & urinary care, lung diseases, critical care and much more. The funds you raise through this Ride for Research will help to create a healthier future for all of us. CLICK HERE to raise funds for St. Joe's in the 2020 Paris to Ancaster Bike Race.

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