Paris- Roubaix Information
Almonte Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif Ride: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Start Location: Almonte Arena (182 Bridge Street, Almonte)
Ride Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distances: Classic Route 80 km, Short Route 40 km
2019 Maps, Cue Sheets and GPX files 2020 route TBD (but projected to be similar)
Like its inspiration, the 30th 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: U15 and U17 riders are eligible to ride only the 40 km route, and must have an adult riding with them. U19 riders may choose either route, but if age 16 must have an adult riding with them.
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 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 will 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 2020 UCI Racing License or a 2020 Ontario Cycling Association Citizen Permit. All riders must present proof of their UCI license or OCA Citizen Permit to the registrars at the Friday afternoon in-person number pickup session or on the morning of the ride to receive their numbers.
Citizen Permits, which are valid for the entire season, are only be available online through the OCA. There will be no Citizen Permits sold on site.
There will be an early number pick up session to be held on the Friday 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.
The following details might change... I'm being lazy and I don't know how to hide text....
Friday Number Pickup: Eurosports 13 Bullman St from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM. If possible, please pick up your number on Friday!!!!!!!!
Numbers can also be picked up from 6:00 AM until 7:30 AM on Sunday at the Almonte Arena.
Note: Riders 16 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them during the ride. A parent or legal guardian must be present at number pick up to sign a waiver for all riders who are under the age of 19 (is this still true with online wavers??).
When it opens, online registration will be through www.ccnbikes.com. Once open, it will close at midnight Wednesday, April 22th. 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 April 24th, 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)
U15 (born 2006 – 2007) eligible for 40 km route only and must have an adult riding with them
U17 (born 2004 – 2004) eligible for 40 km route only and must have an adult riding with them
U19/Junior (born 2002 – 2003) If age 16 on date of ride, must have adult riding with them.
Senior (born 1991 – 2001)
Master A (M&F) (born 1981 – 1990)
Master B (M&F) (born 1971 – 1980)
Master C (M&F) (born 1961 – 1970)
Master D Men (born 1951 – 1960)
Master D Women (born 1960 and earlier)
Master E Men (born 1950 and earlier)
If you have any questions please email Peter Tregunno at email@example.com