December 27, 2011 (Ancaster, ON) – Registration for the 2012 Paris to Ancaster race is now open. The 19th edition of Canadas’ Spring Classic, taking place on Sunday April 15, features the roughest roads, farm tracks and trails between Paris and Ancaster, Ontario. Over 2,000 riders participated in the event in 2011 over the 60 or 35 km distance.
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 for the past eighteen years over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads we can find. Combined with unpredictable spring weather and the largest field of riders assembled in Canada, it has become a classic race experience for everyone from average riders to Canadian Olympians. Join us on April 15, 2012 to become part of the history of this unique race.