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 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 27 to become part of the history of this unique race.

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VIP NEWS

The swag for the Neworld Cycle/ VIP Olympic experience is getting cooler every day. So far its race day nutrition products, an awesome post race meal, a free beer glass (…yes, full, but after the race), a massage, a carwash, a P2A water bottle, free bike wash, and a super cool limited edition P2A musette to carry stuff away.  Many thanks to Clif bar, the John Trim Group/Scotia Mcleod, Raleigh Canada, Red Hill Car Wash, Louis Garneau, Neworld Cycle, Domestique Café. Space is limited, click here to register.

P2A NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!!!
The race approaches and it is time to reach out for volunteers. The only way this event happens is with the generous support of hundreds of volunteers. If you've got the time and the ability we could use your help. There are many tasks to be done. If you're interested send an email to volunteer@parisancaster.com

Paris Ancaster News

Update on Waves - April 16 - More are Sold Out!
Elite Wave - Sold Out. Wave 1 - Sold Out. Wave 2 - Sold Out. Wave 3 - Sold Out. Wave 4 - a handful remain. VIP has spots left but they are going fast. There is still room in the 40KM St. George to Ancaster race. Registration in person on April 26 will only happen if there are spots remaining - don't count on it.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 23
Yep. 11.59pm. Don't be left out - register soon.

Finish Line Team Pits
Overlooking the final climb up Martins Road is the Team and Club Pit Area. The gravel parking lot right at the top of the hill is designated for team and club tents. Space is limited. One vehicle and one 10X10 tent per space.  Teams must be set up by 11:30 am and remain in place until 3pm. No vehicle access between 11:30am and 3pm - $50/space. Proceeds to support the Milton Pan Am Velodrome. To reserve a space contact  expo@parisancaster.com

Welcome Honey Maxx Sports Drink
P2A welcomes our latest partner, HoneyMaxx.  HoneyMaxx is the world’s first honey based sports drink. HoneyMaxx is all-natural with no artificial flavours, colours or additives. By using real honey as the main carbohydrate source, HoneyMaxx provides stable energy throughout training and competition - HoneyMaxx avoids the energy spikes and crashes caused by refined sugars found in virtually all other sports drinks. HoneyMaxx has a complete electrolyte profile containing sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium. HoneyMaxx is the ideal healthy sports drinks for athletes looking for clean, healthy sport nutrition.

Nutrition Solutions by Anne Guzman
Get your P2A Race Day Nutrition Plan created by NSAG's Anne Guzman and power through the finish line in 2014! Plans are customized by body weight. There are 12 plans specific for the demands of the P2A starting at 100lbs and going up by 10lb increments all the way to Clydesdale. For more details on the nutrition plans click here!

Bicycleart.ca Creates Original P2A Painting
Bicycleart.ca is a brand of bicycle artwork and reproductions created by Luigia Zilli, a professional and published artist with a career of more than 25 years, who is also a cyclist and a bicycle enthusiast. For 2013 Zilli is creating an original P2A work to be auctioned in support of the Milton PanAm Velodrome.

Born and raised in a family of cyclists in a bicycle friendly town, the passion for cycling comes naturally. Zilli also competed in road races back in her native Italy. Continually involved in the cycling environment, one day she chose the bicycle as the subject matter of one of her paintings. And it became her favourite one! Original paintings, including portraits and custom works for rides and teams, limited edition giclee prints on canvas, prints on paper and greeting cards, are some of the works offered through Bicycleart.ca.

Belgian, American, Canadian Pros Confirmed
The start line just got a little more crowded with the addition of Belgian pro Ellen van Loy (Telenet/Fidea),  Belgium based American crosser Christina Vardaros (Team Stevens - T. Strong Transportation) and Canadian mtb/cross/enduro all rounder Peter Glassford (Trek Canada).

Ellen Van Loy is currently 6th in both the UCI and World Cup rankings. She has placed 2nd at the Belgian National Championships as well as earning many podiums in the heartland of cyclocross. For the last twelve years American Christine "Peanut" Vardaros has infiltrated the European cross scene from her home base in Belgium. During this time, she has represented USA at over 25 World Cups as well as 3 World Championships. She is also a Columnist/Writer for CYCLOCROSS Magazine. The home country got a boost with the confirmation of Peter Glassford, (Trek Canada). Peter finished 2nd at P2A in 2007 and since then finished 11th at Leadville, 5th at Canadian Nationals and had a top 25 finish at Mont St Anne MTB World Cup.

Welcome Trillium College
P2A is happy to announce a partnership with Trillium College designed to enhance the race experience for all participants, in particular the Olympic Experience VIP presented by Neworld Cycle. It's a natural connection for Trillium College to partner with us as their established healthcare school runs Massage Therapy, Physiotherapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Primary Care Paramedic programs, among many more. Trillium College is happy to be partnered with the P2A Bike Race, assisting in our Emergency Response program, as well as providing Massage services for our VIP participants.

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