St. George to Ancaster 40k

The P2A40 is an important part of the 26th Annual P2A. It has its own
history going back to 2001. It's fast. It's muddy. It's awesome!

Starting in 2001 we have offered a shorter race. Many people have said "It's only 40K". Then they wonder why they are hitting the wall at the finish. At 40K long it is a very fast race. You also get a lot of the best, or the worst, of the 70K. There is the slow mud of Rose Farm and the beautiful forest of The Prengerlaan. There is the Mineral Springs Road Mud Chute and the infamous Powerline Road Mudslide that sucks off shoes and clogs bikes. You still experience the legendary climb up Martin Road with its steep, rutted, and wet track. If you can stay on your bike for the whole climb you're good. It is a good challenge for many racers and it sees more participants every year.

Be prepared! Event goes rain or shine! Bring a spare tube, pump, patch kit, rain jacket and gloves.
There has been snow and sleet on race day so be ready for anything. Helmets are mandatory.

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You are placed into a category based on your birth date. (Men and Women - based on age as of Dec 31/18).
Specialty categories ie. mixed team, tandem, singlespeed, etc.are not age graded.

race categories
Under 10 (must be accompanied by an adult participant)
Fat Bike - A tire width minimum of 3.7" is specified. This will be checked at the finish.
Tandem ( trail-a-bike style tandems included)
Mixed Team (1 male & 1 female) Total time of both members. Riders do not have to finish together.)
40 KM Single Speed Open men/ Open women
40 KM Open Men's Clydesdale For riders 220 pounds and over. Riders who place must weigh in at the Awards Ceremony. Riders must be more than 220 pounds in riding gear or street clothes. No extra weight is permitted (e.g. hydration pack, etc.). Any disagreements are decided at the discretion of the organizers.

Plate pick up

You must go to Ancaster on Saturday to pick up your plate - they are not available in St. George
Registration and Number Pick Up is only available at Ancaster on Saturday, April 27 2019 - 10am to 5pm @ Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park, Ancaster Ontario LINK TO MAP
IMPORTANT - Plate Pick-up on Saturday Only for the P2A40. You need to be there on Saturday in person or have a friend pick-up for you. You will need to show your ID in order to pick up your own kit. Friends will need to show an email from you indicating that they in fact do have permission to pick it up. They will need to show ID to pick up. While you are getting your plate come & browse the Race Expo and check out the new Demo Day too!

40km wave start times

2 waves to reduce congestion on course
Start: WAVE 1 - 11:30AM
Start: WAVE 2 - 11:35AM
Depart from St. George Arena/South Dumbries Community Centre, St. George, ON LINK TO MAP

40km wave descriptions and qualifying criteria

Limit 300 riders. No qualification criteria. First come /first entered.

No qualification criteria, but riders should feel capable of completing the race in 2 hours 45 minutes. Race course will close at pro-rated times at the 35km, 20km and 10km to go points. Limit 450 riders.

By being honest with your predicted finish time everyone will have more fun and a faster, less congested ride. If a Wave is full - You may be able to switch waves at the time you pick up your race number, if someone else moves to create an opening. We are NOT taking names for a waiting list to change waves. The procedure will be to pick up your race number, go to the "Event/Wave ChangeTable" to see if a spot is available to switch your registration.

40km cut off times
See our FAQ page for details - Race course will close at pro-rated times at the 20km and 10 km to go points. If you're late you will not be permitted to continue. There will be a shuttle provided to take you to the finish. Award Ceremonies are at 3pm on race day at the Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park. You or a representative must be in attendance to get your medal/prize. Medals/prizes will not be mailed.

2019 Clothing
The 2019 P2A Store is NOW live!
Besides 2019 T-shirts, Jerseys and Bib Shorts
we now have Jackets, Long Sleeve Jerseys, Vests
and Gloves available for purchase.
in case you missed getting yours we have a few
25th Anniversary T-shirts left. Only $10!

There is no plate pick-up on Race Day. There are no refunds once you register. There are no rainchecks. All number/kit pick up is at the Ancaster Community Cente. The 40km St. George To Ancaster start is at the St. George Arena/South Dumfries Community Centre in St George. A nominal charge will be made for start area parking, with monies going to a local charity. Riders are encouraged to carpool. A bus is in place to move you and your bike from the finish line to the start . The pre race transportation is by reservation only. BUSES WILL RUN FROM 7:45 TO 10:15 ONLY ON RACE DAY. After the race there is a secure bike check at the finish line. A free shuttle bus will be available every 20 minutes to get you back to your vehicle in St. George. See the link on the Navigation Bar for maps to Ancaster and Paris.
To take advantage of early bird pricing riders can enter using their 2018 licence/OCA permit numbers.

Transportation Options for you and your bike.

Pre race bus and truck
As in years past, we will be offering a pre-race bus and truck service for P2A40 km riders. Meet at a reserved parking area near the finish line in Ancaster where buses (for people) and trucks (for bikes) will be in place to move you and your bike from the finish line to the start . This pre-race transportation is by reservation only. BUSES WILL RUN FROM 9:00am until 10:15am for the 40km on RACE DAY. Pre-race bus and truck service is available as an option when you register.

Start line gear truck
At the start line, there will be a gear truck to bring any post-race clothing, extra warm up clothing etc directly to the finish line. This is a free service to all riders. (Organizers are not responsible for lost items.)

Post-race shuttle bus
After the race there is a secure bike check at the finish line. A free shuttle bus will be available every 20 minutes to get you back to your vehicle in St George.

Post-race bike truck
There is the option of trucking your bike back to the start line, a time and hassle saving option, particularly if your ultimate destination is to the west of St George. Your bike will be loaded onto a truck and taken to the start where it will be stored in a secure bike corral area, guarded by security guard until you come to get it. Start line corral will close at 6pm. Post-race bike truck service is available as an option when you register.

EARLY BIRD PRICING - Single rider $55 / Tandem or Mixed Team $110 - EARLY REGISTRATION available from November 1 to November 30, 2018
REGULAR PRICING - Single rider $60 / Tandem or Mixed Team $120 - REGULAR REGISTRATION available from December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
LATE PRICING IN EFFECT - Single rider $65 / Tandem or Mixed Team $130 - LATE REGISTRATION (if space is available) From March 1 to April 22, 2019
On-line registration is now concluded as both waves are full. Changes and transfers close on Monday April 22, 2019 at 11:59PM

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