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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Recent member reports

How I spent my summer vacation by Dan Bereskin

“Did you have a nice time in France?” my friend asked. “No!” I replied. How is it possible to spend two weeks in France and not have a good time? I’ll tell you. Try the PBP! I arrived at the hotel in Reuill-Malmaison on Saturday morning, to be greeted by a doe-eyed, coffee slurping manager who directed me to the most disagreeable room in the entire establishment. After assembling my bicycle, I decided to check out the stadium from which the ride was to commence, and discovered to my chagrin that it was at the top of an extremely steep hill. This was to be a small taste of what was to come. Aft...

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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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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 - January 2023

Toronto Chapter January updates: PBP, Awards, Prizes and spring rides!

We got some sweet swag for you at the Awards Dinner! Hiya folks! Sometimes it feels like winter either takes way too long, or it's not long enough. There's been a lot of activity behind the scenes to get ready for the 2023 season. Huge kudos to the folks working on routes, grants,... continue reading >>

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 >>