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Chicago Randonneurs

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

Members: 259
Latest Activity: Mar 7

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

2019 Great Lakes Randonneurs Registration is open! 2 Replies

Started by Regina Schurman. Last reply by Regina Schurman Jan 16.

2019 Great Lakes Randonneurs Ride Schedule Posted!

Started by Regina Schurman Nov 9, 2018.

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Comment by Eric Peterson on May 19, 2015 at 9:15pm

Nice to mix it up. I did the QC 400K the week before. Also a tough route, my GPS recorded over 12000 feet of climbing. It was an out and back, with some scenic views of rural Iowa, including the Mississippi River valley. The QC 400K had just four riders, and one of these was a DNF.
Jason did you ride with Catherine LaCrosse by any chance?

Comment by Jason Marshall on May 19, 2015 at 8:41pm

Did the 400k with the Indianapolis group last weekend.  Nice (small) group.  Pretty tough route.  Que sheets could have been better.

It rained all day but I saw some cool new sights.

Comment by Eric Peterson on April 5, 2015 at 4:09pm

Anyone doing any of the upcoming Quad Cities rides?
200K - Apr.11
300K - Apr.25
400K - May.09

Routes go north from Le Claire, IA

Comment by Adam Z on April 1, 2015 at 10:20pm

FYI - I found this Indiana Randonneurs, who have a series out of Indianapolis.  It looks like they are in their second year.  http://cibaride.org/IndianaRandonneurs

Comment by Jason Marshall on March 21, 2015 at 4:45pm

I would recommend getting off in Alton which is one stop before St. Louis.  It is closer to Edwardsville.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on March 21, 2015 at 4:38pm

I am doing the 200k on 3/28 out of Edwardsville, I am taking the train down to St. Louis and riding to a hotel near the start. I am hoping the weather will be nice.

Comment by mike w. on March 21, 2015 at 12:58pm

St.Louis group has scheduled Edwardsville 200K for 3/28, 4/4, & 4/11.

Hope to do at least one of them, probably 4/4. 4/11 is the Quad Cities 200, which is pretty good, too. i'm tossing a coin on that choice. Edwardsville is pretty flat & open and can be WINDY. i did it a few years ago on a miraculously warm March day...

For anyone going to Edwardsville, what are your travel/accomadation plans? IIRC,the start time is 0600.

Comment by David P. on March 20, 2015 at 7:24pm

I may be up for the 200k on April 4th.

Comment by Jason Marshall on March 20, 2015 at 3:16pm

Cool.  Have any of you done this one before?  If so we've probably ridden it together in the past.  I don't know anybody by their chianlink handle.

Comment by Adam Z on March 20, 2015 at 12:17am

Looks like Ilter and I are doing the 4/4 200k out of Edwardsville as well.

 

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