Current Announcements

2021 in Review

I've posted a page of awards, achievements, and recognition for 2021 on our auxiliary website. It can be reached from this site by clicking on the About tab > Pre-2008 Results > look for 2021 in the Awards section at the top of the page.

The view from 30,00 feet is pretty impressive:

  • 4 riders achieved Mondial status (2 recidivists)
  • 1 Ultra Randonneur (= 10 SR series)
  • 1 Ultra R-12 (= 10 R-12)
  • 7 K-Hounds (3 recidivists)
  • 7 R-12 (4 recidivists)

The list of organizers also includes recidivists. Guess who organized more rides in 2021 than anyone else.

I've also added a section entitled Holy Sh*t to capture what seem to me remarkably achievements that aren't part of the normal ACP or RUSA awards structure.

This page lists randonneuring achievements, but as many of you know, our riders do all sorts of other amazing things on their bikes, like ultra-marathons and trans-Virginia races.

Please let me know if you see any errors or omissions. I've picked a lot of low-hanging fruit from the RUSA website, but I've also done some stuff that involved scanning results lists and counting on my fingers, which has a pretty high error rate.

Website Help

At the bottom of each page on the DC Randonneurs website, there is a link labelled "Webmaster". If you ever have trouble finding something on the site, or performing a task such as registering for a ride, clicking on that link will enable you to send an email to the site administrators, who will be glad to help you resolve your problem.

Who We Are

DC Randonneurs sponsors long-distance cycling events in the Mid-Atlantic region ranging from 100 kilometers to 1,200 kilometers (60 - 750 miles) in length. Rides start from the Baltimore-Washington region but travel as far afield as State College PA, Buchanan VA, and Warm Springs WV.

The terrain we ride ranges from the flatlands of the Eastern Shore to the rolling hills and valleys of the Piedmont and the sometimes steep flanks of the Appalachian mountain ridges to our west. Our routes, many of which we've ridden for years, take quiet back roads through gorgeous and varied scenery, with regular stops for supplies and rest.

Our rides are unsupported. There is no sag wagon, and help of any sort can be miles away on some of the more remote stretches of road we ride. But we ride together, creating bonds of friendship and camaraderie along the way. Our ride organizers and volunteers work hard to make sure that every rider is accounted for, from start to finish.

Our rides are timed, with riders required to reach intermediate control points, as well as the finish, within a set window of time. But our results are listed alphabetically. Our style of riding is know as allure libre, meaning riders ride at their own pace within the limits set by control opening and closing times rather than riding as a group at a steady pace set by its leaders, which is the audax style of randonneuring.

Randonneuring is non-competitive, but we challenge ourselves and each other -- to ride farther, to ride faster, to ride longer than we might have though possible. We aspire to relentless forward progress but take time to help each other when in need, whether that need is for emotional support, an energy bar to cure a bonk, or a cleverly improvised fix to broken equipment.

DC Randonneurs is affiliated with Randonneurs USA and operates according to the rules promulgated by that organization by adoption from the Audax Club Parisien.




Rides in our Club
Membership included for guest registrations

Click on ride name for details
  • Feb 26
    Sat

    O.T. Doe D.O. 200 Dunkin - Frederick
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Mixed
    Members: $7.00
    8 registered
  • Mar 05
    Sat

    Palisades Poolesville Populaire Palisades Starbucks - Washington
    08:00
    RUSA 100
    RollingMembers: Free
    4 registered
  • Mar 12
    Sat

    Warrenton - Orange 200 Sheetz - Warrenton
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $7.00
    1 registered
  • Mar 26
    Sat

    Ye Olde Frederick 300 Waffle House - Frederick County
    05:00
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    Members: $20.00
    1 registered
  • Apr 09
    Sat

    The Lady and the Barons 200 Big Bean - Severna Park
    07:00
    RUSA 200
    Rolling
    Members: $7.00
    None registered
  • Apr 23
    Sat

    Warrenton 300 Hampton Inn - Warrenton
    05:00
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    Members: $20.00
    None registered
  • Apr 30
    Sat

    Northern Exposure 400 Waffle House - Frederick County
    04:00
    ACP 400
    Hilly
    Members: $25.00
    None registered
  • May 14
    Sat

    Many Rivers and Trails 600 Hampton Inn - Warrenton
    04:00
    ACP 600
    Hilly
    Members: $40.00
    None registered
  • Jun 09
    Thu

    Mason Dixon 1000k/1200k Comfort Suites - Leesburg
    05:00
    RM 1200
    Hilly
    Members: $500.00
    35 registered
  • Jun 12
    Sun

    Mason-Dixon 200 Comfort Inn Lancaster County - Columbia
    06:00
    RUSA 200
    Rolling
    Members: $7.00
    None registered




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