Paris to Ancaster 70k

The P2A Classic! Join thousands of cyclists in our Annual Race.
From the seasoned racer to the first timer, this is the event for you!

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 - WAYNCO AGGREGRATES, North Dumfries Township (Cambridge), Ontario.
MAP TO P2A CLASSIC START @ WAYNCO AGGREGATES

START TIME - 9:30AM - 5 MINUTE GAP BETWEEN EACH START
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 CLASSIC p/b Argon 18 & Starward Homes is approximately 70km long and begins at Waynco Aggregates just south of Cambridge, Ontario.
The legendary race. Since 1994 competitors have fought each other, and sometimes the elements, over this course. Overall it is a tough ride. The start is in North Dumfries Township, just south of Cambridge, with a challenging combination of trails and hills. Then on to familiar territory to the McIntyre/Nixon Rail Line, the mud of Luna Adventures and the forest of The Prengerlaan. More mud at Mineral Springs Road Mud Chute and then to the mud pit of all time - the Powerline Road Mudslide. Just when you think you've made it you're hit with the equally legendary climb up Old Martin Road. You're only 3km from the finish but it is steep, rutted, wet and you're tired. If you can stay on your bike for the whole climb you're good. Overall winners have had to run up this climb. Challenge yourself on this truly classic event.

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
16 and under
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
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 CLASSIC p/b ARGON 18 & STARWARD HOMES
- Start Descriptions and Qualifying Criteria
START 1 - 9:30AM - WE HAVE ADDED A SMALL NUMBER OF SPOTS. ONCE GONE THEY ARE GONE!
FAST RIDERS - All ages subject to the following criteria which will be checked after you register:
• Valid 2024 UCI racing license
• Valid 2024 Provincial race license - You need to have as a minimum a Challenge or Compete Level membership. Club Day Passes and Community Memberships are insufficient.
• Valid 2024 USA Cycling domestic license
• or Top 250 overall of the 2023 P2A CLASSIC

DON'T MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS? Email us and plead your case.
VIPs - no qualification required - you will be staged behind the Fast Riders in the Start Corral

START 2 - 9:35AM - FIELD LIMIT OF 325 - THIS START IS NOW FILLED! Lots of spots left in Starts 4 & 5
No qualification criteria, but it's first come, first served. Riders should feel capable of completing the race in 2 hours 45 minutes.

START 3 - 9:40AM - FIELD LIMIT OF 325 - THIS START IS NOW FILLED! Lots of spots left in Starts 4 & 5
No qualification criteria, but it's first come, first served. Riders should feel capable of completing the race in 3 hours 45 minutes.

START 4 - 9:45AM - FIELD LIMIT OF 325
No qualification criteria, but it's first come, first served. Riders should feel capable of completing the race in 4 hours 15 minutes.

START 5 - 9:50AM - FIELD LIMIT OF 325
The FUN start. Riders should feel capable of finishing in less than 5 hours. Race course will close at pro-rated times at the 35km, 20km and 10km to go points.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER -- CAN YOU RACE 70KM? ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE PULLED FROM THE COURSE IF YOU ARE TOO SLOW? If you are in doubt, then it is likely best to register in the shorter P2A BRÈVE this year and try the P2A CLASSIC in the future. There are cutoff times and you will be pulled. Cutoff times and locations will be published prior to the race.

IF A START IS FILLED - 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 Change Table" 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 Cambridge/Waynco Aggregates!
LINK TO ANCASTER RACE HQ MAP
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Plate Pick-up on Saturday Only for the P2A CLASSIC 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!

P2A Tech T Men
P2A Womens T

2023 Shirt Shown Above

CREEMORE SPRINGS P2A CLASSIC
p/b ARGON 18 & STARWARD HOMES
REGISTRATION FEE IS $95

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

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