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Chicago Randonneurs


Chicago Randonneurs

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

Members: 254
Latest Activity: Mar 23

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

Wisconsin Unmeeting July 13-15 1 Reply

Started by Kevin Mulcky. Last reply by mike w. Feb 9.

Great Lakes Randonneurs 1,000km brevet in July 2017 2 Replies

Started by Inspyrd Ancienne. Last reply by Inspyrd Ancienne Mar 14, 2017.

2016 Brevet Season 6 Replies

Started by Eric Peterson. Last reply by Eric Peterson May 4, 2016.

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Comment by JustWill on January 25, 2017 at 8:33am

A nice documentary to watch in the morning. Thanks Mark!

Comment by DerferMark on January 24, 2017 at 1:59pm
This is great! "Length of Sweden", 35 min. documentary
Comment by Jason Marshall on January 17, 2016 at 3:42pm

Thanks djm and Eric,

I have a dyno that I have been powering my lights off for years. I am building up a new bike this winter. I will be adding a USB charger to the dyno setup to charge GPS and phone. 

Comment by Eric Peterson on January 4, 2016 at 4:29pm


Wow what a fantastic opportunity. I love the self-supported aspect of this ride, but with no support allowed, logistics will be a challenge.

I hope you share your planning for this ride and riding goals, I'm sure others will be interested. You might want to create your own Chainlink group for this.


Comment by djm on January 4, 2016 at 4:01pm

Oh, my.  For endurance riding, choice of power source is a major consideration.  Will you have a generator?  Support to supply external power or replace batteries?  Do you only need nav or want to display other inputs (e.g.: power, HR, cadence, etc.)?

Comment by Jason Marshall on January 4, 2016 at 2:27pm

Hey djm.  I haven't pulled the trigger yet.  I will probably do so soon.  The main reason for getting the GPS is that I am registered for this event in June:

Comment by djm on January 4, 2016 at 12:48pm

Jason: Did you get a GPS?  Almost all allow you to upload a route or track for navigation.

Comment by Jason Marshall on November 18, 2015 at 4:19pm

Any opinions out there on GPS units?  Looking for one that I could pre-load routes on before an event.


Comment by Jeff Rogers on November 11, 2015 at 4:30pm
I rode the Hub City in August. It's not as flat as one would guess for northern Illinois but is a very nice route. Def not just corn and beans scenery. Can get a bit breezy out there! Feel free to contact me offline for more details.
Comment by Eli on November 11, 2015 at 12:58pm

Has anyone here ridden the Hub City Permanent out of Rochelle? I'm curious to hear any impressions.


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