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

The Great Canada Bicycle Tour of 1883 by John Cumming

Next year will mark the 140th anniversary of an amazing group bicycle tour.  Organized by the Chicago Bicycle Club, the Great Canada Bicycle Tour attracted 40 “practiced riders” who set out from Windsor on July 2nd, 1883 to bicycle a 640 km route across Southern Ontario. Planning for the Great Canada Tour was announced in “The Wheelman” magazine  in 1882, where the purpose was stated in most inspiring terms … “For the promotion of bicycling in its most legitimate field, viz., its use as a practical vehicle of transportation through the country where the roads are good, its health-giving e...

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Mariposa 200km Ride Report by Tiago Varella-Cid

The Mariposa Centenary was an exceptional brevet. Just being a Centenary had its own appeal as opposed to a brevet that can be repeated sometime down the road, but the special edition brevet card and medal was an extra incentive. Years ago, I never had much of an appreciation for medals. Over the years the ones from my youth found their way into recycling as trinkets of little use.That changed with PBP. Here was an event that continues to inspire me even years afterwards, and the medal with it’s individual number is unique.I decided to buy some adhesive rare earth magnets and turned any r...

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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 March

Toronto Chapter updates: Populaires are quite popular!

Where did the winter go? Is it still here? Is it spring yet? Who knows, the weather certainly doesn't. But the cycling season has snuck upon us and we're just a week out!! Hiya folks! WOW. Where did the winter go? Is it still here? Is it spring yet? Who knows, the weather certainly... continue reading >>

December Randolist

Toronto Chapter updates: Membership, Awards and the New Year's populaire

I don't know exactly what next year will hold, but I know those folks are going to do their best to keep us riding. Hiya folks! Happy holidays and good tidings to y'all. It seems kinda weird to be sending out a randolist update with everything that's going on right now. But honestly,... continue reading >>

November Randolist

Toronto Chapter updates: Awards, ride sweeps, and a draft schedule!

Nominations for the Randonneur Ontario Awards are now open! Hiya folks! Long time, no update. We're just on the edge of real winter here in Toronto, which is always an exciting time for me. We get to cozy up, put on a little winter weight, and dream about summers to come. --------... continue reading >>