Almonte Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif Ride: Sunday, May 8, 2022
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Start Location: Almonte Civitan Club (500 Almonte Street, Almonte)
Ride Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distances: Classic Route 80 km, Short Route 40 km
Like its inspiration, the 31st Ottawa Valley Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif mixes well paved roads with abominations. The route includes mud, gravel, sand, rocks, unmaintained roads, woodlots and one switchback climb. The classic route is about 80 kilometres. A shorter 40 km is an option for riders and includes 3 woodlots. Note: Riders aged 11 to 16 (turning 11 to 16 in 2022) are eligible to ride only the 40 km route, and must have an adult riding with them, or be in a preorganized group with at least one adult. U19 riders (turning 17 or 18 in 2022) may ride the long course.
This is a cyclosportif ride, not a race. The roads are open to other users. All traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs and staying to the right, apply to all riders at all times. Marshals may stop or delay riders for safety reasons. Any rider who disobeys their instructions will be immediately removed from the event.
There will be no motorized support, partly because some of the roads are not passable for motor vehicles. We strongly recommend that riders choose cycling equipment for its robustness, not its lightness. Any kind of bicycle may be used, although gravel/cyclocross bikes with large section road tires (at least 28 mm wide) are generally the best choice. Fixed gear bicycles must be equipped with at least a front working brake as is required under the Highway Traffic Act. Tribars are not allowed – you can’t go all Ted King here. It is each rider’s personal responsibility to ensure that their bicycle is legal and safe for road use in Ontario.
All riders must carry a working pump and at least two spare inner tubes. Tubular tire users should have at least two spare tires or one tire and an aerosol patching inflator. A cell phone is an excellent item to carry for calling for help if necessary.
Helmets are required at all times, including during warm-up.
For the safety of other riders and to avoid congestion, personal or team following vehicles are not permitted. Any riders or members of teams who violate this rule will be disqualified.
The only store along the route that might be open is at Clayton, but it is very close to the finish. Some riders will take nearly 4 hours to complete the ride, so riders must carry sufficient food and drink for their ride. Note: due to the rough route, be sure that your water bottles and pumps are well affixed to you and/or your bike.
We need several volunteers for marshalling during the ride. If you or someone you know can help, please e-mail Peter Treguuno at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE READ THIS REGISTRATION INFORMATION CAREFULLY
Registration will be online only. The field is limited to 200 riders total, and 150 riders in the long course. This ride will fill up! There will be NO in-person registration session.
NO Late Registration: There is NO late registration and NO day–of registration.
Entry Fee: $25 all categories, plus an online registration processing fee.
No single day permits are available for this ride. All entrants must hold either a valid 2022 UCI Racing License or a 2022 Ontario Cycling Provincial Racing License. All riders must present proof of their UCI license or OCA Provincial Racing License to the registrars at to receive their numbers.
OCA Provincial Racing License are only available online through the OCA here.
There will be an early number pick up session to be held on the Friday (from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Eurosports – 13 Bullman St Ottawa) before the ride for those who wish to have their numbers before the morning of the ride. We strongly encourage you to attend this session in order to save time on Sunday morning.
Numbers can also be picked up from 6:00 AM until 7:30 AM on Sunday at the Almonte Civitan Club.
Note: Riders 16 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them during the ride.
When it opens, online registration will be through www.ccnbikes.com. Once open, it will close at midnight Wednesday, May 4th. This is a firm time. If you have not registered by then, you are not in. Do not wait until the last minute to register in case you have problems! Online registrations will be acknowledged by return email from CCN Bikes. If you do not hear back from them, they did not receive your registration, and you are not registered. Please let me (Peter T) know immediately if there are issues.
Important to note: There are no refunds. After May 1st, you cannot change your choice of route. Previous to this date, you can change only if there are spots available and by contacting Peter Tregunno directly.
Route Map: The maps (pdf format and gpx files) are available for downloading on the Paris-Roubaix map page. As well, paper copies will be available at registration.
RIDER CATEGORIES (for “results” only)
U13 (born 2010 – 2011) eligible for 40 km route only and must have an adult riding with them
U15 (born 2008 – 2009) eligible for 40 km route only and must have an adult riding with them
U17 (born 2006 – 2007) eligible for 40 km route only and must have an adult riding with them
U19 JUNIOR (born 2004 – 2005)
SENIOR (born 1993 – 2003)
30-39 (born 1983 – 1992)
40-49 (born 1973 – 1982)
50-59 (born 1963 – 1972)
60-69 (born 1953 – 1962)
70+ (born 1952 and earlier)
If you have any questions please email Peter Tregunno at email@example.com