San Diego Randonneurs


		
	

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 signing up as a RUSA member, joining San Diego Randonneurs is free.

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!

 

2021 Summer Populaire Series

Cruise and Brews Populaires

From July to September, the Department of Randobeering will organize 100k rides each month that will start and finish from a local brewery. Each route will pick a section route in San Diego that has been part of other longer brevets. It's an excellent opportunity for those new to brevets to come out and take part on our rides and get to meet other experienced randonneurs during and after the rides to learn more about randonneuring.

Grovel for Gravel Populaires

The newly formed Ministère du Gravier will organize "graveleur" 100k events for randonneurs looking to venture into the realm of dirt. Also starting in July, the routes will be a mix of roads and gravel/dirt trails. RUSA rules governing time limits for populaires will apply.

Ride calendar will be updated shortly after routes are approved by RUSA. 

 

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

UPDATE 7/2/2021 - All COVID-19 related guidelines and are for now suspended. We ask participants to self-declare whether they have been vaccinated. For those who are not, we ask that they follow all guidelines for people who are unvaccinated regarding mask wearing and social distancing. We ask that all participants carry masks in case certain business establishments require them for entry. For group riding, we expect brevet participants to decide on their own and communicate their wishes to others. In the event the state or local authorities reimpose restrictions in light of public health concerns, the ride organizer and the RBA will communicate those restrictions at the next organized event.

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




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