Randonneuring

About Randonneuring

Randonneuring is non-competitive, long distance cycling. Camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring. Emphasis is placed on being self-supported; however, support is available at various controls along the routes, and for most brevets, we do have a sweep vehicle.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge than your local century or double century ride, please consider joining us.

A Super Randonneur series consists of four brevets:

  • 200 Kilometer (125 Miles) with a time limit of 13.5 hours
  • 300 Kilometer (185 Miles) with a time limit of 20.0 hours
  • 400 Kilometer (250 Miles) with a time limit of 27.0 hours
  • 600 Kilometer (375 Miles) with a time limit of 40.0 hours

Only Super Randonneurs are allowed to attempt the ultimate Randonneuring challenge–the 1200 kilometer (750 mile) randonnee–which must be completed in 90 hours. In 2011, the oldest of these events, Paris-Brest-Paris, took place, as it does every 4 years. The next PBP will be held in August of 2015. For 2013, the following 1200K rides are available:

  • Big Wild Ride 1200K
  • Endless Mountains 1240K
  • Gold Rush 1200K
  • Granite Anvil 1200K
  • Colorado Last Chance 1200K
  • LEL 1400K
  • Taste of Carolina 1200K
  • Texas Rando Stampede 1200K

One thing to keep in mind about Randonneuring: it is not about how fast you are; it is more about your ability to manage the miles in the time allowed. On long brevets of 1200 kilometers (750 miles in 90 hours or less), the last rider to finish is actually held in high honor, as all recognize the extra effort it took to finish, even as time was running out.

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