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.



20e Paris-Brest-Paris Info-Session

Due to other commitments that came up, the Saturday, Feb 19 infosession has been cancelled. If you were planning to attend, please send an email to sdrandos@gmail.com. We'll reschedule to another date.


New Club Logo and Wool Jersey

In 2021, San Diego Randonneurs launches our new club logo that highlights the California Tower and Dome. This historic building standing tall in Balboa Park welcomes both visitors and San Diegans returning home as their planes approach the San Diego International Airport. Like the Tower and Dome, San Diego Randonneurs welcome both new and experiences cyclists looking to explore roads and communities on our adventures while on our bicycles.


With the new logo, we are releasing our new wool jersey for purchase for randonneurs looking for the stylish "retro" look while on a brevet or just noodling around town. Ordering details are available on our website by clicking on the photo below.


Updated August 13, 2021.


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. 
  • "Cruise and Brews" Series - Under the permanents program, San Diego Randonneurs are putting together a series of populaires of 100k routes that start and finish at local breweries. Each route will explore a portion of the roads that are found in our organized brevets to introduce new randonneurs or experienced ones who recently moved to San Diego or are visiting. For details, please go San Diego Randonneurs Cruise and Brews Series for the listing of approved and to be approved routes.


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

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