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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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The Great Canada Bicycle Tour 600km brevet ride report by Martin Cooper

The Great Canada Bicycle Tour 600km  Introduction  On May 6-7 I participated in an amazing 600 km bicycle tour of southern Ontario first undertaken by the Chicago Bicycle Club in 1883. Of course, their ride pre-dated the invention of the inflatable tire and was done on heavy steel penny-farthing bicycles.  While they spent more than one-week touring Ontario, we had to complete the same route in under 40 hours, including time spent stopping for food and sleep.  In addition, the Chicago wheelmen were fully supported, while our ride was self-supported except for the overnight. The route began in ...

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The Great Canada Bicycle Tour 600km brevet ride report by Michael Charland

How not to Ride a Brevet – A Long-winded Tale About  The Great Canadian Bicycle Ride Tour (GCBT) is a 600km bike ride in honour of the 140th anniversary of the original ride done done in 1883. For a great in-depth article see: https://blog.randonneursontario.ca/?p=1361. It was held on May 6th and 7th of 2023. The Day Before…  I chose to ride from home to Burlington which was about 100km. Long term plans here are get use to riding consecutive long-distance rides. Ride went super smooth as I took it really, really easy. I road through Joe Sames Leisure Park which was really nice. I arrived at ar...

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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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Randolist - May 2023

Toronto Chapter updates: First call for Tour of the Valleys & Lakes and Vines

I got brevets, they're multiplying. And I'm losing contro-o-ol. 🎵 Hiya folks! Seems like the weather finally warmed up and we got a few rides out! Congrats to all the riders that have already ticket off some of their PBP qualifier rides, you'll be finished before you know it! ... continue reading >>

Randolist - Access Grant

Announcing the Randonneurs Ontario Access Grant!

The Grant is designed to reduce barriers to the ultra-distance riding community. After a lot of work, the folks at our Grant Subcommittee are very excited to announce: ******************************* 🎉 The Randonneurs Ontario Grant ******************************* The *Randonneurs... continue reading >>

Randolist - March 2023

Toronto Chapter March updates: Cold weather riding, supported brevets and more!

Oh, lousy Smarch weather… Hiya folks! I've been shaking my fist at the weather outside for about two weeks now. At this point, I'll probably resort to witchcraft and wizardry to get the snow to clear up for a ride. Hopefully everyone else here is a bit more patient than I am. I... continue reading >>