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South Mountain Redux - June 1-2, 2024

It is the final chapter in our Spring Brevet Series, the 600K. With the completion of a full series in 2024 (200/300/400/600), you will be eligible for plenty of RUSA trinkets and qualified for most of the 1200K events being run this summer. You also get a cool little SR icon next to your name on the RUSA website for the year 2024.

This year, we are returning to South Mountain Redux, last run in 2021 and we have great news! Mother Nature pinky swears that the temps will be well below the high 90's of 2021. (Knock on wood.)

It is a gorgeous route that takes us as far North as Harrisburg, PA with a wonderful return to Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia via the Cumberland Valley. The climbing on the first day is almost entirely front loaded to take advantage of cool morning temps. And the second day is similarly front loaded.

The first and second day starting / breakfast / congregation point will be the 24 hour IHOP on Buckeystown Pike in Frederick, MD. There are approximately nine hotels within spitting distance, so rack up rewards with the vendor of your choosing. And if you prefer a van down by the river, there is plenty of nearby parking.

2024 Schedule

March 9 - IWD, 100, Frederick, MD
March 16, Mountain Church, 200, Washington, DC
March 30, Lady and the Barons, 200, Severna Park, MD
April 6, Warrenton 300, Warrenton, VA
April 20, Fleche, Arlington, VA
May 4, Michaux Meander, 300, Frederick, MD
May 18, Kinder Gentler 400, Warrenton, VA 
June 1, Frederick 600, Frederick, MD
June 22, Lovettsville 200, Lovettsville, VA
September 7, TBD 200
October 5, TBD 200
October 26, Dart, Gettysburg, PA
November 2, Flatbread 200, Centreville, MD
December 7, Woodbine-Dillsburg via Gettysburg 200, Woodbine, MD

More rides will be added to the calendar, including gravel routes and populaires.

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.

2024 Club Overview

Participation
162 People

Total Club Distance
35,620 Kilometers

Rides in our Club
Membership included for new riders

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Jun 22
Sat

Lovettsville-200
7-Eleven - Lovettsville
07:00
RUSA 200
Hilly
Members: $7.00
4 registered
Ride Leader(s):

Location

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