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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“As we remember it…” a conversation by Howard Rogers and Phil Mallette

Howard: My early recollection was that Jim Griffin and I went out for a meal to get ourselves stuffed up with lots of pasta and to get to the start pretty early. He returned to the hotel to prepare the bicycles at around about 11p.m. suppose, only to be told we couldn’t go into the courtyard where our bicycles were kept to get them ready. After 20 mtnutes of arguing we were contemplating all sorts of dastardly deeds to the poor bastard behind the desk. He didn’t seem to understand that it was exceedingly important for us to get our two bicycles and to get to the start of the event. He didn’t b...

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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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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 - 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 >>

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 >>