Randonneuring is a non-competitive, timed, endurance cycling sport. Camaraderie, not competition is the hallmark of randonneuring. Unlike racing, there is no distinction for finishing a route before others - all riders finishing within the time limit are honored equally. While some riders race against the clock for a personal best, many prefer to enjoy the ride with friends. Unlike cyclotouring, riders are expected to maintain a minimum pace, approximately 10 miles/hr., throughout the event.
Riders depart together along predetermined routes that are generally 200 kilometers (124 miles) or longer. In order to ensure that riders follow the route, checkpoints are established where riders get a card signed, proving that they reached that point within a specified time.
A brevet series consists of four rides: 200k, 300k, 400k, and 600k long. Once a series has been completed riders are eligible to participate in longer events, the pinnacle being Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200k Grande Randonnee held along the same route every four years in France.
If you are looking for a little more of a challenge than your local century ride and enjoy the company of others who are more interested in seeing you finish than dropping you on the next climb then please join us.