Paris to Ancaster 70k

Join thousands of cyclists in our 26th Annual Race.
From the seasoned racer to the first timer, this is the event for you!

The legendary race. For over 20 years competitors have fought each other, and sometimes the elements, over this course. It changes a bit from year to year but the essence of a tough ride remains. From full out on the rail bed beside the Grand River to the 90 degree turn up Sharp's Lane, to Old Hwy. 24 and on to the McIntyre/Nixon Rail Line. The mud of Rose Farm 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 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. Even overall winners have had to run up this climb in the past. Challenge yourself on this true event.

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 31/19).
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.)
70 KM Single Speed Open men/ Open women
70 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 Paris
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 P2A70. 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!

70km wave start times
5 waves to reduce congestion on course
Start: Elite/VIP The Pro Experience - 9:45AM
Start: WAVE 1 - 10:00AM
Start: WAVE 2 - 10:10AM
Start: WAVE 3 - 10:20AM
Start: WAVE 4 - 10:30AM
Depart from Green Lane Sports Park, Green Lane, Paris LINK TO MAP

70km wave descriptions and qualifying criteria
Elite Wave

You must have finished in the top 150 men and top 30 women of the 2018 P2A70 race, or a UCI registered trade team, to be automatically accepted in this start wave. The final day for guaranteed acceptance into this start is March 31, 2019. Additional invitations for the unfilled positions in the Elite start will be issued to riders of exceptional ability at the organizers discretion after this date. If you wish to be considered for an upgrade to the Elite start you must be registered by March 31, 2019. To take advantage of early bird pricing riders can enter using their 2018 license numbers. Elites will staged at the front of this start wave with VIP Olympic Experience riders just behind them.

P2AVIP THE PRO EXPERIENCE

NEWORLD CYCLE PRESENTS P2AVIP THE PRO EXPERIENCE
If you're interested in something truly special then register for Neworld Cycle presents P2AVIP The Pro Experience. The P2AVIP package includes services usually reserved for professional cyclists or Olympians. Here are some of the bonus features
• Preferred seeding just behind the Elites of the 70km P2A. No need to line up early, we'll save you a premium start line spot
(or Wave 1 – 4, or the 40km race if you prefer).
• Dedicated pre-race bus and bike truck service.
• Valet breakdown service. We won't be there when you flat, but you will get dedicated phone # to call if you really, really need a lift to the finish.
• Reserved Parking at both the Start and Finish line.
• Pre race mechanical services if required.
• 2019 P2A swag. More details of our awesome swag tba.
• Pre-race soigneur services including, race food, energy gels and energy drinks, warm up tent, trainer, embrocation, espresso/coffee and snacks.
• Post race soigneur services including massage, reserved health club shower facilities and bike wash valet service.
• Premium post-race meal and meet and greet with Olympians and professional and elite cyclists.
Entry fee is $205. Only 250 P2AVIP registrations will be accepted.

WAVE 1

Limit 325 riders - You must have ONE of the following to enter this wave.
• UCI racing licence,
• OCA citizen permit
• USA Cycling domestic licence
• Have finished in the top 500 overall of the 2018 P2A70.
To take advantage of early bird pricing use your 2018 licence/OCA permit numbers to enter and bring 2018 membership/licence proof to registration.

WAVE 2 - this wave is now filled
Limit 325 riders - No qualification criteria, but it's first come, first served. Riders should feel capable of completing the race in 2 hours 45 minutes.

WAVE 3

Limit 325 riders - No qualification criteria, but it's first come, first served. Riders should feel capable of completing the race in 3 hours 45 minutes.

WAVE 4

Limit 600 riders - The family fun wave. 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.

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 Change Table" to see if a spot is available to switch your registration.

70km cut off times
See our FAQ page for details - Race course will close at pro-rated times at the 35km, 20km and 10km to go points. If you're late you will not be permitted to continue. There will be a shuttle provided to take you and your bike to the finish. For this reason we would recommend that inexperienced or first time participants tackle the 40km race the first year, prior to attempting the 70 km event in a future year. Award Ceremonies 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.

COURSE PRE-RIDING
We will attempt to have a legal pre-ride course map, without private property, available in the future. This is definitely a work in progress. Please be aware that much is weather dependent and April 2019 is a long way off.

REGISTRATION
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING
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 Center. The 70km Paris To Ancaster Start is at the Green Lane Sports Park, Paris. A nominal charge will be made for start area parking, with monies going to 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 . This pre race transportation is by reservation only. BUSES WILL RUN FROM 7:45 TO 8:15 ONLY ON RACE DAY. 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 P2A70 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 7:45 TO 8:15 ONLY 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 Paris.

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 Paris. 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 $75 // Tandem or Mixed Team $150 - EARLY REGISTRATION is available from November 1 to November 30, 2018
REGULAR PRICING - Single rider $85 // Tandem or Mixed Team $170 - REGULAR REGISTRATION is available from December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
LATE PRICING - Single rider $95 // Tandem or Mixed Team $190 - LATE REGISTRATION (if space is available) from March 1 to April 22, 2019
On-line registration ends on Monday April 22, 2019 at 11:59PM OR when the available spaces are filled.

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