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Chicago Randonneurs

A group for any one interested in randonneuring, cyclotouring and long distance cycling

Members: 213
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Randonneuring Defined

Randonneuring: Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. When riders participate in randonneuring events, they are part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring.

-From RUSA website

The next PBP is in 2011.

Discussion Forum

2014 Plans for Riding Brevets? 53 Replies

Started by Eric Peterson. Last reply by Eric Peterson Mar 18.

Fox Valley Permanent 13 Replies

Started by Eric Peterson. Last reply by mike w. Mar 13.

700C v 650B bikes 10 Replies

Started by Duppie. Last reply by ilter Nov 19, 2013.

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Comment by Eric Peterson yesterday

Our fleche routes in 2012 and 2013 included the section from Harvard to Delavan, it was nice nighttime riding, probably a similar route or even the same as Joe and Yao will be riding. You do need good lights and reflective gear.

For GLR it does make for a late night, as the earliest arrival in Harvard is 10:20, then you have an 18-mile ride. Also the train takes almost 2 hours to get to Harvard from Ogilivie. But it's cool that the train service is available. 

Also the Harvard line allows 20 bikes, much better than the 10 bikes allowed on trains to Naperville. Keep in mind that METRA has some blackout dates when NO bikes are allowed, but none of those dates are on GLR brevet weekends.

Comment by ambimb yesterday

That plan of biking from Harvard sounds fantastic! I now recall others mentioning something like that before but I never took it seriously until now when I look at the map and realize it's less than 20 miles. I may be able to make part of the series this year, after all (but sadly not next weekend).

Comment by Deet 4.5mi yesterday

Jim,   Ill be riding the 200k and it looks like Yao is going to be joining me, we are riding up from Havard on friday, and if all goes as planned ride back to harvard after the ride on Saterday.

Comment by Eric Peterson on Friday

For you GPX users, the files for 2014 GLR 200K and 300K have been updated for here: GLR-GPX-Files,

See you riders on April 26th!

--Eric

Comment by Lanterne Rouge on Friday

Joe, are you riding the 200 or 300?

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on Friday
I am in and am really looking forward to it.
Comment by Lanterne Rouge on Friday

So who else is riding next weekend? I just registered. The Weather Channel is calling for a high of 55 and mostly cloudy; let's see if that holds up.

Comment by Lee on Thursday

The preliminary cue sheets and maps for the for the GLR 200k and 300k are available via the links in the route summary table near the top of of the corresponding route pages at glrrando.org. Eric is working to update our GPX files, they should be available shortly.

The route has two small changes and a potential detour. On the way into Brodhead the route will continue west on Avon North Townline to the T intersection on Co. T and then head north to the first control. This will simplify the routing and get us into the control a few minutes earlier. West of Edgerton, the route will continue east on Stebbinsville Rd. to the Y intersection after crossing over Stebbinsville Dam. Finally, the ongoing construction on the lower section of Co. Hwy. M may affect routing. Jim will provide updated routing information at check-in if necessary.

Bonne route!

Comment by Kelvin Mulcky on March 25, 2014 at 9:41pm

Anyone else heading out for an early ride on Sunday? I'd like to get out for a mixed surface, quick paced ramble.

Comment by Duppie on March 2, 2014 at 1:32pm

Is anybody driving to Delavan on the day-of April 26th and has space for another rider? I plan to do the 200K and guess that it will take 11-12 hours.

I can offer: gas money, a 2 bike rear rack (fits on almost every car)

and driving abilities.

 

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