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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A tale of two Fleche Teams: Randonneurs Ontario Fleche 2023

This ride report is co-narrated by Fred Chagnon and JungAh Hong, two randonneurs representing each of the participating teams in the 2023 Randonneurs Ontario Fleche Event. In this event, two teams departed on the evening of Friday May 19th, and rode for 24 hours until the evening of Saturday May 20th.  Though coming from opposite directions, the two teams would aim to meet at the predetermined destination of Belleville, Ontario.  =-=-=-=-=- The Teams –=-=-=-=-= Fred, Marc, Brenda, Tim, Dave, Rob Team: Les Quintuplets de Belleville (Huron) Members: Fred Chagnon, Dave Cole, Marc Deshaies (SAG...

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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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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 >>