Welcome to San Diego Randonneurs!

  

We EXPLORE roads and places, both near or far, challenging the limits of our endurance and boundaries of our imagination in the company of like minded cyclists.

The San Diego Randonneurs is the local chapter of the Randonneurs USA responsible for organizing cycling events, each called a "brevet (bre-VAY)", in the San Diego region. Their distances are between 62 miles (100 km) for a populaire up to 745 miles or more (1200 km over several days) for grand randonnees organized throughout the world. These brevets are NOT COMPETITIVE races; they are self-supported timed cycling events where participants are required to follow a pre-designed route. If exploring new roads is what you are looking for, join us by first going to Randonneurs USA's website at rusa.org to learn more about membership. After becoming a RUSA member, you can go to our local membership site to join San Diego Randonneurs.

We welcome riders of all experience levels looking to challenge their endurance and imagination while discovering new roads, routes, and communities on our cycling adventures.

LET'S GET OUT AND EXPLORE!

2023 ACP Brevets Have Been Added to the Calendar

Check out the updated calendar for San Diego's scheduled ACP brevets for those looking to qualify for 20th edition of Paris-Brest-Paris. This year we have a variety of rides starting throughout the county. We are also scheduling a night brevet in May to help those in the 90-hour group to prepare for their first or nth PBP.

In addition, we are organizing our first International Womens Day populaire on Saturday, March 4.

During the year, additional RUSA brevets and populaires will be added to the event calendar. 

Countdown to the 20th Edition of Paris-Brest-Paris!

 

It's that time of the season when randonneurs start to prepare for PBP in 2023. This edition's organizers are anticipating a large showing of participants around the world looking to have their names inscribed in the Grand Livre of finishers. To help you prepare for the adventure, San Diego Randonneurs have put together a write up on pre-PBP logistics to help first timers and even repeat offenders. Click on the link "Logistics" to get tips and insights on how to get you and your bike to Rambouillet!

PBP Pre-Registration Schedule

The table below shows when you may start to pre-register for PBP by selecting your start group based on the longest event you have successfully completed this year.

Be reminded that in 2023, you will still need to complete at a minimum an SR series (200, 300, 400 and 600) in order to convert your pre- to final registration between May 27 and July 2 (https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/en/how-to-register/).

SD Randos Jerseys

Whether the vintage wool from Soigneur or the sleek modern from Eliel, San Diego randonneurs ride in style. If interested, please contact Wei at sdrandos@gmail.com for the next ordering cycle.

  

Organized Brevets

Every year we put on a series of brevets called "Super Randonneurs Series". Riders who complete the series consisting of one 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km ACP-sanctioned brevets in a year earn the Super Randonneur title. Completing a Super Randonneur Series also enables the randonneur to qualify for PBP or other grand randonnees. 

In addition, we organize other 200k or 300k events throughout the year to celebrate special occasions or to encourage riders to explore different parts of the county. In 2021, San Diego Randonneurs are starting the Summer Solstice 300k to celebrate that day in the year when daylight is the longest. Another popular brevet is the Kitchen Creek 200k for riders to enjoy the amazingly beautiful landscape from the desert in Jacumba to the alpine climbs of Mount Laguna.

For details on our brevets, check out our calendar for event descriptions and registration details. 

Permanents - DIY Brevets

In addition to organized brevets, San Diego Randonneurs have a library of approved routes from 100k to 200k distances to choose from. These self-supported and self-reported rides, known as Permanents, allow members to explore different parts of San Diego County while maintaining your mileage count for various RUSA awards. For more details, please check out RUSA's Permanents Program 2020 FAQ.

  • Route Library - To find the latest listing of approved permanent routes, please go to RUSA's RWGPS Route Library to find a route that fits your fancy. Alternatively, you can also search on RUSA's Permanent Route Search page. When inputting search criteria, please select "CA" in the "Starting location" scroll down menu. If you have a distance in mind, you can narrow your search by selecting your preferred distance in the "Distance" scroll down menu. 

Regional Brevet Administrators

A shout out to all former San Diego Randonneurs RBAs who over the years have spent considerable time and energy to keep the flame of randonneuring alive in San Diego:

David Danovsky
Greg Olmstead
Dennis Stryker
Michael Berry
Barclay Brown




Rides in our Club
Membership included for guest registrations

Click on ride name for details
  • Dec 11
    Sun

    El Camino Real 142k Oggi's Sports/Brewhouse - San Diego
    07:00
    RUSA Brevet
    Rolling
    Members: $15.00
    3 registered
  • Jan 14
    Sat

    Rainbow 200k Doyle Community Park - San Diego
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $15.00
    None registered
  • Jan 22
    Sun

    Pierage 200k IHOP - Fenton Marketplace - San Diego
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Flat
    Members: $15.00
    None registered
  • Feb 11
    Sat

    Salton Sea Derby 300k Christmas Circle Community Park - Borrego Springs
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Flat
    Members: $30.00
    None registered
  • Feb 11
    Sat

    "I Got You Babe" 200k Christmas Circle Community Park - Borrego Springs
    06:00
    ACP 200
    Flat
    Members: $15.00
    None registered
  • Mar 04
    Sat

    International Womens' Day Populaire - The Women of Our Lives 100k Kate Sessions Statue - San Diego
    08:00
    RUSA 100
    Flat
    Members: $6.00
    None registered
  • Mar 18
    Sat

    Border to Temescal 400k Best Western Americana Inn - San Diego
    05:00
    ACP 400
    Rolling
    Members: $35.00
    None registered
  • Apr 08
    Sat

    De Luz 200k Angelo's Burgers by Camp Pendleton - Oceanside
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $15.00
    None registered
  • Apr 22
    Sat

    Missions 600k Doyle Community Park - San Diego
    06:00
    ACP 600
    Rolling
    Members: $70.00
    None registered
  • May 13
    Sat

    Santiago 300k - Night Start Training Brevet Del Norte Plaza - Escondido
    18:00
    ACP 300
    Rolling
    Members: $25.00
    None registered




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