The Great Lakes Randonneurs (GLR) is a cycling club created in 1996 to promote and manage an annual brevet series and other activities for endurance cyclists in the midwest. The club bylaws provide more detail about GLR organization, operation and policies.
The club communicates with members via an electronic newsletter and this website. We depend on our members to organize and operate our events. Becoming a member provides an opportunity to help your fellow riders and improve the quality of our events. The membership fee is $5/year. The membership application is included on the brevet registration form.
GLR is affiliated with Randonneurs USA (RUSA). Riders' results from
GLR events are submitted to RUSA which submits them to Audax Club
Parisien for validation. A validated brevet qualifies a rider for a
medal and also counts towards qualification for upcoming major
events, e.g. Paris-Brest-Paris.
We encourage you to explore the site to learn more about us and our brevet series. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
You can help raise awareness of the GLR and our brevet series. Before your next visit to a bike shop or century, print 10 copies of the brevet series flyer (double-sided) to take with you. They can be displayed several ways: as a full sheet, a half-sheet, or tri-folded. Select the most appropriate format, fold if necessary, and stock the flyer distribution area. If it's already well-stocked you can retain them for subsequent visits or an alternate distribution outlet, e.g. another invitational, bike club, etc.
GLR is an all volunteer organization led by a Regional Brevet Administrator. RBAs organize and supervise brevets and other randonneur events in their area.
Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA) :
Please contact the RBA if you can help with any of these tasks or if you have any skills that may be useful to the club.