Welcome to Ohio Randonneurs


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 Ohio Randonneurs is affiliated with Randonneurs USA,
the national “randonneuring” organization for the United States

New to Randonneuring? Check out A Beginners Guide to Randonneuring


Fall Populaire

populairepincompressedRandonneuring 101: You have ridden a couple of centuries, you rode Pelotonia, you have the ability to ride long in all sorts of weather, your friends said something about “randonneuring”, and you want to give it a try, but don’t know where to start. Ohio Randonneurs is offering the opportunity to dip your toes into randonneuring.

Once again, we will be offering a 100K Populaire starting at
9:00 on October 29, 2016.

We will use the same route as last year - A ride from the Cyclist Connection bike shop in Canal Winchester, Ohio to Granville, Ohio and back, followed by food to replenish the burned carbs. We will include a cue sheet, brevet card, brevet controls of each available type and a few hills, all to give you a sample of randonneuring and how it works. It is not a race. The fee will be $10, and you may register here at our site. The fee covers administrative costs, insurance for non-RUSA members and, of course, the food.

For more information about randonneuring, go to RUSA.org. If you are a randonneur and are looking to complete your P-12, this ride counts. Get your friends out and show them what you do on those long rides you complete. Teach “newbies” what it is all about.

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August 2016 Update

2016 ACP Brevet Series- We have wrapped up our 2016 ACP Brevet offerings. The full 200, 300, 400 and 600K series started in Findlay, Ohio and our 1000K Coast to Coast to Coast brevet had the option of riding portions of it in the form of two 200K and/or two 300K brevets. We faced all sorts of weather during the series. The 300K that went to Ft. Wayne, IN. and back had low temperatures and high winds. During the 400K, riders had to dodge rain, ride through Hell and back, and fight wind. During the 600K, riders rode in high temperatures and more wind. What we gave up in hills in Northwestern Ohio, we made up with wind.

Frank Seebode, of Bike-Ohio, created, administrated and staged the 1000K again this year. I am still waiting for final stats from Frank, but I can include a couple of quotes from riders that participated. Scott Weinberg posted on Facebook “I finished the full ride yesterday, and it was great (and hard). Super support, good food at the controls, and most importantly, the entire route was marked with arrows. That’s amazing effort to mark every single turn on a 1000K.” Another rider, Roger Pesket, posted “I traveled from Arizona and also finished this month’s CtoCtoC 1000K: an interesting route, and the Dan Henry’s were a useful feature.”

David Buzzee staged and administrated our flèche this season. Originally five teams were scheduled to participate and finish at the same point and time. Due to weather and team numbers, only three teams finished.

We have one more ride scheduled at the end of October, a RUSA certified Populaire. We hope to see you in 2017.

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