We are thrilled to bring randonneuring events to the greater Detroit area.
In 2018 we are excited to be offering a 1200k Super Randonee with the Great Lakes Randonneurs.
As well as offering new Routes of 600, 400 and 200k Brevets starting in Petosky, and a revised 400k route going clockwise from Canton.

Great Lakes Mac & Cheese 1200k
Save the dates! August 30 to September 2, 2018. The route follows Michigan's west coast north from Ludington, then crosses the Mackinac Bridge to Whitefish Point in the UP, down into Wisconsin, through Green Bay and Door County finishing in Manitowoc WI, connecting to the start via ferry across Lake Michigan. This will be a well-supported ride, with a rider cap of 50 people. If you don't plan on riding please give us a hand as a volunteer, this is a great way to gain experience and a time-honored way to support randonneuring. Contact Jeremy Gray jrgray@gmail.com, to inquire about volunteering. Event registration will open in January 2018.

Paris-Brest-Paris 2019
The ACP will be counting a rider's longest brevet completed in 2018 to determine how early the rider can pre-register for PBP in 2019, so our Mac & Cheese 1200k is a great start for PBP.

Organizing and running our events is a lot of work, help is needed in pre-riding and checking in finishers, please contact Tom Dusky Detroit Randonneurs info@detroitrandonneurs.org if you would like to help or for more information.

Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling.
This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount.
Participating in randonneuring events, riders 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.

Randonneurs USA (RUSA) membership is not mandatory for participation,
but is greatly encouraged, please JOIN NOW! or renew your membership.
We are happy to participate in the League of Michigan Bicyclists $1 Per Rider program, so $1 from every entry will go go help the LMB make cycling safer and more enjoyable http://www.lmb.org

2018 Schedule

Date
Distance
Name & Route Link
Route #
Certification
Start/End Location
04/07
116k
Northeast Populaire link
1731
RUSA
Detroit, MI
04/21
200k
200k West link
1423
ACP
Canton, MI
05/5-6
360k
Ohio Randonneur Flèche*
ACP
End in Columbus, OH
05/12
200k
Huron River Cruise 200k link
2071
ACP
Okemos, MI
05/12
300k
Huron River Cruise 300k link
2072
ACP
Okemos, MI
05/19
300k
Tour of Detroit link
1427
ACP
Commerce Twp, MI 
05/30
400k
Go To Hell Backwards link
TBD
ACP
Canton, MI
06/16 200k Thumbs Up 200 link 1773 ACP Port Huron, MI
06/16 400k Thumbs Up 400 link 1630 ACP Port Huron, MI
06/16 600k Thumbs Up 600 link 2081 ACP Port Huron, MI
06/30 200k Big Mac 200 link TBD ACP Petoskey, MI
06/30 400k Sleeping Bear 400 link TBD ACP Petoskey, MI
06/30 600k Third Coast 600 TBD ACP Petoskey, MI
08/30 09/02 1200k Great Lakes Mac & Cheese** Randonneurs Mondiaux Ludington, MI — Manitowoc, WI
09/15 200k Trail Mix link 1998 ACP Rochester, MI
10/13 200k AAA 200k link 1647 ACP Adrian, MI

* for information on Ohio Randonneur Flèche please contact David Buzzee — d_buzzee@yahoo.com
** for information on Great Lakes Mac & Cheese please contact Jeremy Gray —jrgray@gmail.com

Registration will be posted approximately 2 weeks prior to our events.


Detroit Randonneur Patches are available here

 

These events are Randonneurs USA (RUSA),
Audax Club Parisien (ACP) and Randonneurs Mondiaux certified.
Please go to the RUSA website for more information about Randonneuring, other rides and to become a RUSA member. (link)

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