182 Bridge St
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
From the Promoter:
Like its inspiration, the 29th 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. It is each rider’s personal responsibility to ensure that their bicycle is legal and safe for road use in Ontario.