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Chicago Randonneurs


Chicago Randonneurs

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

Members: 225
Latest Activity: Jan 25

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

SR series in 8 days? 7 Replies

Started by ilter. Last reply by Eric Peterson Jan 25.

PBP2015 13 Replies

Started by terryg. Last reply by terryg Jan 22.

Fox Valley Permanent 22 Replies

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

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Comment by Micah Garb on June 13, 2014 at 1:52pm

I did the full GLR series last year.  I needed to mix it up this summer so I did a 200K in WI and will do the 400K with GLR this weekend as well (love the route).  I did a great 300K out of Apple Valley two weeks ago and plan to go back up there for a 600K at the end of June.  Great group up there as well.  Worth checking out if you have ridden out to Broadhead just one too many times.  Cheers and stay safe!

Comment by Eric Peterson on May 21, 2014 at 8:08am

Quad Cities (at least this year) rides fall on the same dates as those for GLR. I've only done one ride there (hot,windy 400K in 2013). The route was pretty flat, but the roads in IA were in much better condition than WI.

MN has some great rides, but it is a haul to get up there.

Comment by Jason Marshall on May 21, 2014 at 6:58am

Quad Cities isn't too far away.  I have also done St. Louis events several times.  The nice thing about St. Louis is that Amtrak allows for roll-on bikes ($10).  I usually just take my car rack and rent a car a few blocks away.

Comment by Eric Peterson on May 20, 2014 at 11:45pm

Short answer - yes. You can check the RUSA site for rides in other regions: RUSA

There is also a permanent you can ride in Naperville: FVP

Comment by Scott Radliff on May 20, 2014 at 10:26pm

Is the GLR series the only rides available for our area?  I am coming in late to the game and would like to taste randonneuring this year.  The next month is going to see a couple of century rides, but I would like to start stretching a bit and see if even longer riding would be my thing, too.  Thx

Comment by Bill W. on May 9, 2014 at 4:29pm

For anybody that can't make it out to Delavan WI, I'm doing a ride from downtown Chicago out to Kenosha WI and back (Chi-Ken-Chi). We are starting at 6a and should cover between 200-222k (depending where you pick up at. Hit me up if you would like to far two people are heading out.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on May 8, 2014 at 1:17pm
I will be out there as well on the 300 k route. It looks like it is going to be a great day.
Comment by Eric Peterson on May 8, 2014 at 12:44pm

300K - I am now planning on riding this on what looks now to be a pretty nice day in WI. I hope there is a good turnout for this ride. It will be a beautiful day for riding those hills between New Glarus - Barneveld - Oregon.

Comment by Lanterne Rouge on May 3, 2014 at 10:41pm

I'm not the fastest guy out there, by any means. Actually my chain link handle is poking fun at the fact that I'm usually the course-sweep. On most centuries or brevets, I usually keep a 13-14 mph moving pace, which, with stops, is probably 10-12 mph average.

Comment by Todd Bremer on May 3, 2014 at 4:00pm

Lantern how long on average do your century rides take? Last time i did 100 mi was 2003 and i left my house at 6 am and got home at 830. i did not do it for time. That was on the IPP


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