A discussion group for British Columbia Randonneur cycling. The BC Randonneur Cycling Club home page is at www.randonneurs.bc.ca
; the BC Randonneur Cycling Club Newsletter is at http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/newsletter/recent_submissions.html
Randonneur cycling is riding a predetermined distance within a set period of time according to the Rules of Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux (BRM) www.lesrm.be promulgated by l'Audax Club Parisien (ACP) in 1921. These rides, also called brevets, are of 200, 300, 400, 600 and 1000 km in length.
The BC Randonneurs Cycling Club organizes rides of less than 200 km, some of which are refered to as "Populaires". These events should not be classified as BRM although they are usually organized under similar rules.
Every four years (the next in 2007), the major event in the Randonneur cycling world, organized by the ACP, is Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200 km brevet to be ridden in 90 hours or less.
This service exists to help riders and organizers exchange information about randonneur cycling and make arrangements for participating in events.
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