Press Release: 29th Annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race Returns + New 100K Option

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The longstanding Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A) will be back on April 24, 2022! After two years of uncertainty, cancellations, and virtual events, race organizers have something special planned for the return to in-person riding in 2022, including some major changes to the event that will make it bigger and better than ever.”

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In 2022, P2A will introduce a 100k event, the longest P2A ever and the most radical change to this mixed-terrain cycling event since its inception almost 30 years ago. With an increased demand for long, challenging rides from cycling enthusiasts across Canada & beyond, P2A organizers have expanded the reach of the event through new counties, new farm lanes, hills, trails, roads, and even some switchbacks! New sections of gnarly off-road and gravel will add to old faves such as the Nixon/McIntyre Rail line, the legendary climb up Martins Road Hill, and the famous mud chutes at Mineral Springs and Powerline Road. (the “mudslide of death”). Adrenaline-hunting riders will be able to challenge themselves on this truly epic course!”

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Plus, riders can look forward to the return of all the race’s signature events on April 24. The P2A70 (P2A Classic) will be back. P2A45 will once again start in St. George. And there’s something for everyone with the return of the P2A20 Family Ride.”

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P2A organizers are looking forward to seeing a passionate and dedicated rider community out on the gravel this year and have lots of surprises in store including, as always, some international cycling stars and members of the Canadian National Team traveling to Southern Ontario to ride in the event.”

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Importantly, the race will once again be a #RideForResearch, with riders able to fundraise for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, contributing to health care research that makes an impact locally and globally. Sign up early to fundraise and help St. Joe’s fund critical, life-saving research by clicking the link:

Thanks to partners at the City of Hamilton, Brant County, Oxford County, Blandford-Blenheim Township, Township of North Dumfries, Cambridge and Waterloo Region who have been working with organizers for two years now to ensure it’s possible to present a safe event. The race has also partnered with the Hamilton Regional Police and OPP to implement a new traffic safety initiative.”

With the return of Canada’s Spring Cycling Classic, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to organizers with any inquiries. Registration is now open for the general public at:!/events/paris-to-ancaster-2022


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