San Diego Randonneurs


		
	

Welcome to San Diego Randonneurs!

The San Diego Randonneurs is the local chapter of the Randonneurs USA responsible for organizing randonneuring long distance cycling events in the San Diego region. These events, each known as a "brevet (bre-VAY)", are not competitive races. Instead they are self-supported timed events where participants are required to follow a pre-designed route. Distances range from 62 miles (100 km) for a populaire up to 745 miles or more (1200 km over several days) for grand randonnees.To learn more about randonneuring and how to become a member, please go to Randonneurs USA's website at rusa.org.

We welcome both experienced and beginning riders looking to take on challenges on longer distance rides and to enjoy the company of like minded riders of various levels on various bicycling adventures. 

 

Receiving Updates

After becoming a RUSA member, please sign up on our Google group at sdrando to receive updates on upcoming events. In addition to organized events on the calendar, members often send out announcements on permanents or share information on the latest.

If you have additional questions regarding San Diego Randonneurs' brevets, please send your email to sdrandos@gmail.com.

 

Pandemic Plan

On September 1, 2020, we are permitted to organize brevets, but with restrictions. For our pandemic plan regarding how San Diego Randonneurs will start organizing rides, please click here to review our Brevets In The Time Of COVID-19 for details. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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




Rides in our Club
SDRANDOS Membership included for guest registrations

Click on ride name for details
  • Sat 24 Apr
    Solana Beach 400k Solana Beach 400 - Solana Beach
    05:00
    ACP 400
    Hilly
    Members: $45.00
    2 registered
  • Sat 15 May
    Temecula 600k Temecula 600 - Temecula
    05:00
    ACP 600
    Hilly
    Members: $65.00
    2 registered
  • Sun 06 Jun
    Ursa Minor Albertson's Parking Lot - San Marcos
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    Members: $25.00
    1 registered
  • Sun 20 Jun
    Summer Solstice Missions 300k Missions 300k start/finish - Coronado Brewing - San Diego
    05:41
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    Members: $35.00
    3 registered
  • Sat 10 Jul
    San Diego Top to Bottom 200k McDonalds in Mission Marketplace - Oceanside
    07:00
    RUSA Brevet
    Flat
    Members: $10.00
    1 registered
  • Sun 08 Aug
    San Clemente 200k South Shore Park - San Diego County
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Flat
    Members: $10.00
    1 registered
  • Sat 11 Sep
    BRM 100th Anniversary Ride with PCH Randonneurs Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Orange County
    00:00
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $25.00
    None registered
  • Sat 16 Oct
    Kitchen Creek Kitchen Creek 200 - San Diego County
    07:00
    RUSA Brevet
    Hilly
    Members: $10.00
    None registered




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