About us

The Toronto Randonneurs are a chapter of Randonneurs Ontario ultra-distance cycling club. We've been riding 200km+ events southern Ontario since 1982.

Randonneurs Ontario is affiliated with the Audax Club Parisien, the parent organization governing the qualification of riders wishing to participate in the 1200K Paris - Brest - Paris Randonnee. The club is also affiliated with Les Randonneurs Mondiaux, which provides recognition for brevets other than Paris - Brest - Paris that are longer than 1000K.

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Upcoming events

  • Saddle Sisters 34
    Sat December 24 2022 10:00
    The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar, 238 Annette St, Toronto

Recent member reports

Letter to Paris – PBP 87 Newsletter

M. Lepertel’s requested our ‘memoires’ – this is what we sent: “Allez, allez!” “Bon Courage!” “Allez bien les filles!” “Bon Courage!” For myself and the other 25 members of the Toronto Randonneurs who took part in the celebration of the 1987 PBP, these cheering words of encouragement remain one of our warmest memories. To see so many people, day and night, smiling, waving, wishing one well and offering coffee all along the route, lightened our hearts and gave energy to progressively tiring bodies. This is the inspiration for our returning to France in 1991! We enjoyed the ride! the company! th...

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Introduction – PBP 87 Newsletter

The 1987 Paris-Brest-Paris saw 26 members of the Toronto Randonneurs Long Distance Cycling Association starting out at 4:00 am, Monday August 24, 1987. It was lightly drizzling but the roads gleamed in golden hues from the light of the street lamps. Spirits were lively. Thursday August 27 welcomed 24 of the Randonneurs at the final control by the 10:00 pm closing. Jubilance mingled with relief; celebration with fatigue. Here are exerpts from some of the stories written by members of the Toronto Randonneurs. They recollect the many people, variety of events, vagaries of weather, doubts and stre...

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2021 Virtual Symposium

On 16 February 2022 we held our second Virtual Symposium! A perfect way to get better acquainted with randonneuring and to help you pull through the winter to get to the season start.

Topics included: Hardware: The right stuff for randonneuring; Software: Nutrition, night riding, and mental toughness; Categories of rides: Brevets, Devil's Week and the flèche; Grand Brevets: Granite Anvil and Paris-Brest-Paris; Randonneurs Ontario awards; A first-hand experience riding a 1,000km brevet; Moderated Q&A with the speakers

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Newsletters

Randolist - October 2022

Toronto Chapter updates: One last hurrah of the season!

The last brevet of 2022 is coming up this weekend, but there are many more next season! Hiya folks! Our last brevet of the season is coming up! The traditional Niagara closer for the year is a cool, crisp flat 200 out of Grimsby. Probably one of the prettier rides, if I do say so... continue reading >>

Randolist - August 2022

Toronto Chapter updates: More fun and more rides!

Get your brevets on! Hiya folks! No big pre-amble, just some ride announcements! ------------------------ 🚲 Upcoming Toronto rides ------------------------ We have a bunch of fun double-headers coming up It's a great opportunity to meet other riders since we're starting off at... continue reading >>

Randolist - June

Toronto Chapter updates: Centenary 300!

Summer's here and we're out RIDING! Hiya folks! Summer's here and we're out RIDING! It's so great to be on the road, and see everyone coming out to the rides. We've had some incredible starts this year, with a ton of new and existing riders coming out to enjoy the roads. As it's... continue reading >>