St. George to Ancaster 40k

Join thousands of cyclists in this fun family event.
From the seasoned racer to the first timer, this is the event for you!

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's 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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Categories

You are placed into a category based on your birth date. (Men and Women - based on age as of Dec 31/17).
Specialty categories ie. mixed team, tandem, singlespeed, etc.are not age graded.

race categories
Under 10 (must be accompanied by an adult participant)
11-15
16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+
Fat Bike - A tire width minimum of 3.7" is specified. This will be checked at the finish.
Unicycle
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 to pick up your plate - they are not available in Paris
Registration and Number Pick Up is only available at Ancaster:
Saturday, April 29 2017- Ancaster Community Centre - 11am to 5pm.
Sunday, April 30 2017 - Ancaster Community Centre - 7:30 to10:30am.
Saturday Plate Pick-up recommended. Come and browse the race expo on Saturday and pick up your race kit at the same time!

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/Community Centre, St George, ON

40km wave descriptions and qualifying criteria

WAVE 1
Limit 300 riders. March 28 Update - Wave filled - No qualification criteria. First come /first entered.

WAVE 2
April 1 Update - Wave filled 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 Centre. You or a representative must be in attendance to get your medal/prize. Medals/prizes will not be mailed.

Registration
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ONCE YOU REGISTER.
ALL NUMBER PICK UP & REGISTRATION IS AT THE ANCASTER COMMUNITY CENTRE.

The 40km Paris To Ancaster start is at the St. George Arena/Community Centre. 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 2016 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 40kmon 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
For the 2nd year 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 washed, 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.

PRICING
Early Bird Pricing now concluded - Single rider $45 / Tandem or mixed team $90 - EARLY REGISTRATION is available until JANUARY 2, 2017
Regular Pricing now concluded - Single rider $50 / Tandem or Mixed team $100 - REGULAR REGISTRATION is available from JANUARY 3 to MARCH 1, 2017
WAVES ARE NOW FILLED - LATE PRICING In Effect - Single rider $60 / Tandem or Mixed team $120 - LATE REGISTRATION (if space is available) FROM MARCH 2 TO APRIL 26, 2017
WAVES ARE NOW FILLED - In person registration not available - Last chance pricing - Single rider $70 / Tandem or Mixed team $140 LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER (in person only AND only if space is available) - SAT. APR. 29, 2017 FROM 12-5PM AT THE ANCASTER COMMUNITY CENTRE (cash or credit card only - cheques not accepted). ON-LINE REGISTRATION - On-line registration ends on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 11:59PM OR when the available spaces are filled.


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