Channel Islands Bicycle Club is proud organizer of Randonneurs USA (RUSA) and Audax Club Parisien (ACP) bicycle rides. We do this as part of an international movement that promotes, encourages and applauds the effort of cyclists who wish to test their personal limits by combining the demands of long distance cycling with the joy of bicycle touring.
The most famous of these rides is Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) which is currently organized by the ACP. PBP was originally run in 1891 as a professional race (predating the Tour de France) but is now a timed 1200-kilometer "randonnée" that starts in Paris and runs to the port city of Brest on the Atlantic, and returns along the same route. The maximum time limit to complete the distance is 90 hours. In recent years the event has attracted over 5,000 entrants from around the globe who want to try their hand at this demanding test of human endurance and cycling ability. CIBC is proud to have a significant number of PBP finishers whose names have been entered into the "Great Book" in Paris along with every other finisher going back to 1891.
If you would like more information regarding our events, take a look at our Pacific Coast Highway Randonneurs Bevet Series which will enable you to qualify for any 1200 kilometer Randonneuring event on the planet.
Promoting Long Distance Cycling in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Channel Islands Bicycle Club is proud to sponsor the Pacific Coast Highway Randonneurs (PCH Randos).
PCH Randos is based in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Bordered by the Pacific and the mountains of Southern California, we have some of the most scenic riding in the world at our front wheels.
PCH Randos web site is Here.
Randonneuring is non-competitive, long distance cycling. Camaraderie, not competition is the hallmark of randonneuring. Emphasi s is placed up on being self-supported, however, support is available at various controls along the routes, and for most brevets we do have a sweep vehicle.
If you are looking for a little more of a challenge than your local century or double century ride and enjoy the company of oth ers who are more interested in seeing you finish than dropping you on the next climb, then please join us.
A Super Randonneur series consists of four brevets:
- 200 Kilometer (125 Miles) with a time limit of 13.5 hours
- 300 Kilometer (185 Miles) with a time limit of 20.0 hours
- 400 Kilometer (250 Miles) with a time limit of 27.0 hours
- 600 Kilometer (375 Miles) with a time limit of 40.0 hours
Only Super Randonneurs are allowed to attempt the ultimate Randonneuring challenge, the 1200 kilometer (750 mile) randonnee whi ch must be completed in 90 hours. In 2008 there were four such randonnees in North America:
One thing to keep in mind is that Randonneuring is not about how fast you are in comparison to other people; it is about your a bility to ride your bike with a little panache. The last rider in on a long Brevet of 1200 kilometers (750 miles in 90 hours or less) is held in a high honor, as all recognize that it took that person an extra effort to finish, much more than the first person in.