Gravel – Paris to Ancaster | Canadian Championships Gravel – Ancaster
April 29 - April 30
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 since 1994 over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads we can find. We welcome the largest field of riders assembled in Canada for the P2A and the first Canadian Gravel Championships. Join them on April 29/30 2023 to become part of the history of this unique race.
JANUARY 20, 2023 P2A NEWS – ANOTHER START FILLED
It seems we have had to post a few times this week about how registration is going for P2A 2023. The reason is that it is going very well. We had our first Start fill yesterday – P2A Classic Start 2 and now another one is filled too.
P2A CLASSIC START3 IS NOW FILLED! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Based on the current registration trends the next one to fill will be P2A BRÈVE Start 1. Want one of these coveted spots? Better register soon.
The registration trends have continued along at a nice steady pace. Please keep in mind that space is limited in some of the distances and some of the starts. We have no idea how long spaces will be available.
The first ever Canadian Gravel Championships are also showing lots of interest. We have racers attending from all over Canada and a goodly number coming from the US. It should be an epic event.
Raise money for St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation
You already know that Paris to Ancaster is Canada’s Spring Cycling Classic, but did you know this event is also coined a Ride for Research? That’s because for the past eight years, the organizers of Paris to Ancaster have partnered with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation and invited race participants to ride and raise funds to support groundbreaking research at St. Joe’s.
We know, the words groundbreaking research sound great, but what do they really mean?
- It means that the largest national study EVER into the leading cause of blindness for Canadians is underway at St. Joe’s.
- It means that 54 new clinical trials are happening at the Hospital
- It means that St. Joe’s is changing the way that urologic surgeries are performed with robotics
- It means that every day, more than 700 researchers and learners are striving to understand illness and disease so that we can discover new treatments and possibly even new cures for the diseases that affect so many.
The research being done at St. Joe’s changes lives. That’s why we’re inviting you to consider raising funds for St. Joe’s during your ride, or simply choose to make a gift at the time of registration. Either way, you’ll be helping the Hospital that helped so many of us over the past few years as we struggled with the impact and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you will join us on this Ride for Research.