St. George to Ancaster 45k

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

KIT PICKUP - SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2024- Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park, Ancaster Ontario. MAP TO ANCASTER RACE HQ - 10am-5pm. No kit pickup on race day - SEE BELOW

RACE - SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2024
START - South Dumfries (Gaukel Memorial) Community Centre/St. George Arena, St. George, Ontario.
MAP TO ST GEORGE
START TIME - 11:15AM
FINISH - Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park, Ancaster Ontario.
MAP TO ANCASTER RACE HQ

BIKE - Most are using gravel bikes. You can use whatever bike you want since it is an open race. No e-bikes. No aero bars/extensions on drop or flat bars. Helmets are mandatory. No ear buds or headphones.

COURSE
The Creemore Springs P2A BRÈVE p/b Argon 18 & Starward Homes is approximately 45km long and begins at the St. George Arena in St George, Ontario. Compared to the other P2A race distances it is brief, or "brève" in french. Starting in 2001 we have offered this shorter race. Many people have said "It's only 45K". Then they wonder why they are hitting the wall at the finish. Don't underestimate it. It is a very fast race. You also get a lot of the best, or the worst, of the longer races. There is the slow mud and 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 Old 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.

Categories

You are placed into a category based on age as of Dec 31/24.
Specialty categories ie. mixed team, tandem, singlespeed, etc.are not age graded.

 
race categories
12-14 (Note: this technically means that an 11 year old can race if they turn 12 by Dec 31/24)
15-16
17-18
19-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
45-54
55-64
65+
SPECIALTY CATEGORIES - not age graded
Fat Bike - minimum tire width 3.7". Verified at 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.
Single Speed - Open men/ Open women
Unicycle - Open men / Open women
Open Men's Clydesdale - For riders 220 pounds plus. Riders who place must weigh in at Awards. Weight done in riding gear or street clothes. No extra weight is permitted (e.g. hydration pack, etc.). Disagreements are decided at the discretion of the organizers.

CREEMORE SPRINGS P2A BRÈVE p/b ARGON 18 & STARWARD HOMES - Start Times and Qualifying Criteria
Depart from St. George Arena, St. George, ON LINK TO ST GEORGE ARENA MAP

START 1 - 11:15AM - FIELD LIMIT OF 350 RIDERS - This Start is Filled! There is still lots of spots left in Start 2
Fast riders followed by VIPs.
No qualification criteria. First come/first entered.

START 2 - 11:20AM - FIELD LIMIT OF 450 RIDERS

No qualification criteria, but riders should feel capable of completing the race in 2 hours 45 minutes.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER -- ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE PULLED FROM THE COURSE IF YOU ARE TOO SLOW?
There are cutoff times and you will be pulled. Cutoff times and locations will be published prior to the race.

By being honest with your predicted finish time everyone will have more fun and a faster, less congested ride. If a start is full - You may be able to switch starts 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 starts. The procedure will be to pick up your race number, go to the "Event/Start ChangeTable" to see if a spot is available to switch your registration.

P2AVIP THE PRO EXPERIENCE
THE P2A VIP - THE PRO EXPERIENCE

If you're interested in something truly special then register for the
P2A VIP - The Pro Experience.
The P2A VIP includes services usually reserved for professional cyclists
or Olympians. Space is limited - reserve today!


CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE P2A VIP DETAILS!

AWARDS
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.

PLEASE VISIT OUR P2A LOGISTICS PAGE FOR DETAILS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION AND REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING
Registration and Number Pick Up is only available at Ancaster on Saturday, April 27 2024 - 10am to 5pm @ Ancaster Community Center/Robert E. Wade Community Park, Ancaster Ontario - they are not available in St. George! LINK TO ANCASTER RACE HQ MAP
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Plate Pick-up on Saturday Only for the P2A BRÈVE UNLESS you registered for P2A VIP OR if you are a P2A Convenience Package purchaser. See our LOGISTICS page for details.


Plate/kit pick up - On Saturday you either have to be there 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 and they will need to show their ID. While you are getting your kit come & browse the P2A Expo!!

2024 Official P2A T-Shirt
Get yours when you register!

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2023 Shirt Shown Above

CREEMORE SPRINGS P2A BRÈVE
p/b ARGON 18 & STARWARD HOMES
REGISTRATION FEE IS $75

REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY APRIL 15, 2024 11:59PM
OR EARLIER IF CAPACITY IS REACHED

PLEASE READ THE INFO ON THE P2A LOGISTICS PAGE
BEFORE YOU REGISTER

Register

Please Note - All prices are subject to HST and online processing charges