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 four 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 28, 2019, our 26th annual event, to become part of the history of this unique race.

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26TH ANNUAL P2A - SUNDAY APRIL 28 2019

FEB 1 UPDATE - Register soon!
Happy February! Despite the recent cold the P2A is now only 3 months away. Registration continues to be strong. P2A40 Wave 1 is 80% filled and P2AVIP is over 70% filled. It won't be long now.

If you aren't venturing outside much it doesn't mean you can't get in shape. P2A has a comprehensive training plan from Coach Chris that you can follow. Click on our PREPARE page for details.

Cyclo-cross World Championships start on Saturday Feb 2 and conclude on Sunday Feb 3 in Denmark. You can watch live on YouTube (search "2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships - Bogense (DEN)"). There are separate links to each categories race. They start in the wee hours of the morning with the Juniors and there are many hours of racing to follow. Sunday features the Under 23 Women and the Men's Elite Race. Canada is sending some great racers and the P2A is pleased to be a partner to our National Team. We wish them all the best of luck!

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 2019, 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 2019 Paris to Ancaster Bike Race.

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