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Brutal Paris to Ancaster race to host first Canadian Gravel Championships

Paris to Ancaster is "Canada’s Spring Cycling Classic" and has taken place since 1994, over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads the organizers can find!

This April 30th 2023, the race welcomes the largest field of riders assembled in Canada for the Paris to Ancaster (P2A) and the first Canadian Gravel Championships. 

The ride like it's namesake (Paris-Roubaix) starts in Paris, Ontario and ends in Ancaster.

The national championship competition will take place on the 100km (62 mile) Cento course, which includes the world famous “mudslide of death.” sector.

If the weather is bad, this sector can become a brutal quagmire, where many a riders dreams of victory can literally slip away!

National champion’s jerseys and titles will be awarded to men and women in a range of age categories; Junior 17-18, Elite Open and Masters 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+.

In order to compete in the 2023 Canadian Gravel Championships riders must have a racing license.

Elite and Junior riders will require a UCI license. Masters must have a UCI or Canadian Provincial license and only Canadian citizens can compete in the National Championships.

For those who just want to  challenge themselves there are four distances; 20km Family, 45km Breve, 70km Classic and 100km Cento. There are cash prizes for elites and medals for category winners.

Over 1,600 riders have already signed up for Canada’s Spring Cycling Classic.

Join them this April 29-30 2023 and become part of the history of this unique race and Canadian gravel racing!

For the past eight years, the organizers of P2A 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 Hospital.

For more information, please visit: or click the button below to register now.