RETIRE YOUR RIDE OBSTACLE COURSE
New Hope Community Bikes will be hosting a bicycle obstacle course for riders of all ages at the finish line in Ancaster. Check out a variety of skinnys, ramps and whoops. Its free for everyone, but non-P2A participants will be required to sign a waiver. Even if you don’t ride consider bringing that old bike from the garage and donate it to be refurbished by New Hope Community Bikes, a registered charity in East Hamilton that teaches bike repair, safety and riding skills. New Hope Bikes will gladly accept your donated bike and refurbish it and get it back out into the community to help someone else to ride. You can “Retire Your Bike” at the finish line of P2A. New Hope Community Bikes
WOMEN RACERS MEET & GREET
Sat. April 25 - 1-2pm - During packet pick up we invite you to stay for coffee & conversation. P2A & cycling industry vets Mandy Dreyer & Molly Hurford will be hosting an informal session where you can get to know other women who are riding & racing the P2A. Open to all women - not just P2A racers! Its Free!
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MORE PRO RIDERS
Gabby Durrin (Neon Velo) - represented Great Britain in the Cyclocross World Championships 8 times, Welsh MTB Champion, 6th Roubaix Cyclocross World Cup, Top 20 in XC world rankings in 2014.
Mandy Dreyer (Dundas, ON) - 2 time winner & 4th place finisher in 2014 P2A. Mandy is back aiming for a podium spot!
Jeremy Martin (Rocky Mountain) - represented Canada at the last 5 MTB World Championship, 3x Quebec Provincial Champ, Canada Games Gold Medalist. (Twitter@jeremy_Martin)
Andrew L’Esperance (Norco) from Nova Scotia (4th in P2A 2014), Canadian National team member.
Evan McNeely (Norco) from Ottawa (2nd P2A 2014) multiple National CX champ, multiple W Cup U23 Top 10s in MTB. Canadian National Team Member
A SELL OUT LOOMS
Things are going fast. Only 40 VIP spots remain. Act now! There is still room in 70km wave 4. There is still room in 40km wave 1, but 40km wave 2 is sold out. 20km still has room.
Do you want to start up front or in a sold out wave? Upgrade to VIP! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to upgrade and get all the cool perks and benefits. Only 70 spots left in VIP.
A common question - Can I start in a wave that is already sold out? It is possible but you have to be entered first. See our FAQ page. Another question - Can I change waves? Yes, when you pick up your race number, go to the wave/event change table to see if a spot is available in the wave you want. Be patient - riders frequently switch waves or move from the 70km race to the 40km race, leaving openings to be filled. It is done on a first come, first served basis. We can't guarantee that you will be able to change waves even if you are waiting.
Most participants in the P2A do not have to present a signed waiver at registration. If you are over 18, the online waiver you acknowledged when entering is sufficient.
- If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign a paper waiver. Faxed or photocopied signatures are acceptable.
- The 2nd adult in a tandem, mixed team in P2A 70 or P2A40 and the P2A20 family entry must have a signed waiver.
- All “in person” race entries on Saturday April 25 will have to sign a paper waiver.
A Giant Thank You to Our Volunteers
Giant started in 1972 with one goal: Create a better cycling experience for people around the world. Now they are teaming up with P2A to provide a better experience for all of our valuable volunteers! All volunteers will receive a limited edition Giant/P2A Souvenir T-shirt, as well as an opportunity to win a Giant Mountain bike, and other great prizes. P2A thanks Giant for supporting our volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please email us at email@example.com
PRO RIDERS CONFIRMED
We are pleased to confirm that Sue Palmer Komar, 1996 and 2004 Olympian has confirmed for the VIP. Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) reigning and 3x USA National Cyclocross champion is back. 2014 P2A winner, Anthony Clark (JAM Fund) is also back for the 2015 race.
MIKE GARRIGAN CX WORLDS PICS
We've got a few images of Mike, our P2A sponsored rider, from the CX Worlds that took place on Feb. 1st. CLICK HERE
WELCOME TO OUR NEW SPONSOR - CAT5GEAR
We are pleased to welcome Cat5Gear to our incredible sponsor list. Cat5Gear, based in Ancaster, produces high quality cycling accessories. The Cat5Gear Cyclist Case is the "Official gear bag of the 2015 P2A". The Cyclist Case (check it out - CLICK), their signature product, is going to be part of the swag for the P2A VIP category. This amazing case will take all of your kit and keep it organized. Our custom P2A version of the Cyclist Case retails for $85. Just think of this - standard entry fee + bus + Cat5Gear Cyclist Case + post race beer = way more than the $202 VIP entry. We are also pleased to have our gear trucks, now the "Cat5Gear Bag Truck Service" sponsored by them. Check out their full line at Cat5Gear.
MIKE GARRIGAN COACHING
Mike is offering personal P2A coaching programs for 3, 2 or 1 month(s), starting Feb. 1st. What better way to prepare for the P2A than with coaching from a 3 time P2A winner, reigning National Champ & former Ontario Team Coach? For more info CLICK HERE.
REGISTRATION UPDATE - GOING STRONG!
In the long history of our event we have never had such interest so early in the year. The Early Bird registration was a clear hit. We have had hundreds register to the point where Wave 2 in the 70K IS sold out. So far we have entrants from Quebec, BC, Newfoundland, PEI, Northwest territories, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. There is lots of interest in the VIP as well. We also have our new 40K Fat Bike category. There are all sorts of different rides including our new 20K Family Ride. Don't be left out - register soon!
P2A EXPO is now open for registration!
If you are a local company, race or team, join us for the 22nd annual Paris to Ancaster Race Weekend April 25-26, 2015! New this year we will have both indoor and outdoor vendor spaces as well as team pit areas (registration required). Your registration includes: -
- a 10' x 10' space
- Promotion on our website and through social media
- Visibility to over 2,000 riders
If you are interested in being part of the even or would like more information please contact Stephanie today at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW 20K FAMILY RIDE
The newest version of Canada’s Spring Classic is designed for families, beginners and anyone looking for a shorter, less grueling version of P2A. You get all the fun of the original route with a variety of paved and unpaved roads, rail trails and closed road allowances. It will bypass the infamous mud chutes of the P2A40 and P2A70, but share the same final challenging climb of Martins Rd to the finish. This ride is best suited to mountain and hybrid bikes. The start and finish is at the Ancaster Community Centre. The mass start ride will be self timed with finishers awards, draw prizes, a post race meal and entertainment for everyone. CLICK to register.
MIKE GARRIGAN CX VIDEO
Multi-time Paris To Ancaster winner, and now the 2014 CDN National CX Champ, is featured in a video on Cyclocross Magazine. It has some good footage of the Nationals which took place on October 25 in Winnipeg. It is well worth a look.