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  • Malibu Coastal Cruise 200k08-08-2021 07:006 Registered

    08-08-2021
    07:00
    PST
    08-08-2021
    20:30
    06-24-2021 13:42
    08-06-2021 12:00
    125
    RUSA Brevet
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:11:29 AM Sunset at 7:47:56 PM

    Terri Boykins

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    Starbucks, Malibu
    23755 Malibu Rd
    Malibu, California 90265

    $10.00

    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    A flat, coastal out-and-back from Malibu to Carpinteria.  A good ride for a hot summer Sunday.

    Do not park in the shopping center parking lot!  You can park on Malibu Rd behind (south of) the shopping center.

    This is a minimally supported ride. Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

  • BRM 100th Anniversary Ride 200k09-11-2021 07:0010 Registered

    09-11-2021
    07:00
    PST
    09-11-2021
    20:30
    06-01-2021 11:49
    09-09-2021 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:35:24 AM Sunset at 7:05:30 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    La Paz Sports Park
    28051 La Paz Rd
    Laguna Niguel, California 92677

    $25.00

    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    Come join PCH and San Diego Randonneurs for a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first allure libre 200k brevet.  We will have a celebratory picnic in the Laguna Niguel Regional Park (adjacent to the start/finish) at the end of the ride.  This day is a big deal for the ACP- they have made special commemorative medals for all randonneurs who ride a 200k on this day.  When you finish the ride we will present you with this awesome medal.

    Here is some history from Bill Bryant:   A little background-- The Audax Club Parisien was founded in November of 1904 to participate in the new "audax" 200k endurance rides that were starting to take place. "Audax" signified always riding in a group at about 16-18 kph with a road captain who kept the group together the entire time, and from going too fast. The rides often lasted from dawn to dusk and were fairly popular around the Paris region. Upon a successful completion of the ride, participants were awarded a certificate or diploma (brevet in French) for their athletic feat-- no small thing in a time of dirt roads and cobblestones and fairly primitive bicycles and cycling clothes and equipment

    Over time some of the riders began to itch to go faster than the steady audax pace, others wanted to also include audax hiking activities with the group cycling, while others wanted the club to remain true to its audax group cycling format. Club meetings became pretty heated affairs and in the summer of 1921 it all exploded. A majority of the ACP members voted to start doing "allure libre" or free-pace brevets that allowed riders to choose their own pace so long as they stayed inside the minimum and maximum speeds, and they could ride alone or in a group-- the same as we do today. The audax cyclists angrily decamped and formed their own organization, as did the hiking contingent.

    So, there was no more "audax" in the Audax Club Parisien. On Sunday, September 11, 1921 the ACP held its first free-pace brevet of 200 km. The route was a big loop that went west and south of Paris to Dreux, Chartres, and then back to Paris. Twenty-six randonneurs and randonneuses completed the ride, arriving at intervals back in Paris. Brevet #1 was issued that day, starting a continuous string of numbered brevets that we still earn today. The free-pace randonneuring begun that day eventually spread through France in the 1920s and -30s, around the globe starting in the 1970s, and here we are in the 21st century, still out earning our diplomas while choosing to ride our own pace and how many people we want to ride with. This is the formula of the Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux, or BRM that you see on the front of brevet cards sanctioned by the ACP.

    The route has some moderate climbing early as it travels through Santiago Canyon.  Then it works its way through Orange over to the SART, taking the bike trail all the way to the coast.  The remainder of the ride will be up and down the coast where the temperatures should be moderate, even on a hot September day.

  • Channel Islands 200k10-31-2021 07:001 Registered

    10-31-2021
    07:00
    PST
    10-31-2021
    20:30
    06-28-2021 18:13
    10-29-2021 12:00
    124
    RUSA Brevet
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 7:13:47 AM Sunset at 6:01:46 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Starbucks, Ventura
    6128-B telegraph Rd
    Ventura, CA 93003

    $10.00

    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    The Channel Islands 200K has 2 main portions. The first, control heavy leg does a circumnavigation of the Oxnard Plain, with controls at Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors, Port Hueneme Beach and a stop at Somis Market, where a seriously good burrito can be had. After Somis, the route returns to Ventura, where you pass your vehicle and you can drop off or pick up clothes.

    The second leg is an out and back along the coast to Santa Barbara Harbor. The only obstacle may be the headwind on the way to Santa Barbara. The same headwind is usually a welcome tailwind on the way back to Ventura. Daylight length is less than 10 hours at this time of the year- unless you are really fast be sure to have lights and reflective gear. Though this can be a very fast course, be prepared for the possibility of being out in the dark if delays happen. The course, barring coastal fog, has views of the Channel Islands off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The coast is usually very mild, with lows in the 50’s, and highs in the 70’s.

    This is a minimally unsupported ride- riders are responsible for finding their own water and food out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

  • San Dimas Populaire11-26-2021 08:00None Registered

    11-26-2021
    08:00
    PST
    11-26-2021
    14:52
    06-24-2021 12:50
    11-24-2021 12:00
    64
    RUSA 100
    Mixed
    6:52
    Sunrise at 6:37:55 AM Sunset at 4:45:44 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    McDonalds
    1306 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    $5.00

    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Wednesday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    Come burn off a few excess Thanksgiving calories with a 103km Populaire- much more fun than going shopping!  This is a ride from Pasadena that does a scenic tour of San Dimas- including Via Verde, Bonelli Park, and San Dimas Canyon.  The ride has a bit of climbing, but overall it's not too hard.

    This is a minimally supported ride. Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

  • Winter Solstice 200k Night Ride12-18-2021 19:00None Registered

    12-18-2021
    19:00
    PST
    12-19-2021
    08:30
    06-24-2021 11:59
    12-17-2021 00:00
    125
    RUSA Brevet
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:54:37 AM Sunset at 4:48:00 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Sierra Madre Villa Station, Pasadena
    Sierra Madre Villa Station Pasadena
    California, 91107

    $25.00

    Overnight Ride



    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at 10 PM on Thursday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    Ride Description- Come join us for the 6th SoCal Winter Solstice Ride, reappearing after getting COVID canceled in 2020.  (It's an Almost Winter Solstice ride- we're not doing the ride on the actual solstice, but having the ride on Saturday makes it easier for people with jobs.)   Get out your thermal tights, decorate your bike with holiday lights, and join a group of other crazies riding through the longest night of the year.    The route is a mostly flat, point-to-point ride from Pasadena to Oceanside.  We start with a little loop of South Pasadena and La Canada, then head over to the San Gabriel River Trail.  The River Trail takes us all the way to Seal Beach, then we'll follow the coastal route to Oceanside.  The start and finish are both at train stations with parking, so it is fairly easy to handle the logistics.

    Although the ride is not technically an audax-style ride, riding with others is strongly encouraged, especially on the SGRT at night.  In keeping with the holiday spirit, you are invited to enjoy a midnight meal together at the Harbor House Cafe in Sunset Beach, about 67 miles into the ride.  The dinner is included in the ride fee.  One of the best things about this ride is seeing all the Christmas lights as we ride through the towns.  You are encouraged to decorate your bike too- you'll be tickled at the positive reactions this elicits from car drivers and pedestrians.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  There is no SAG vehicle.

    Parking- There is overnight parking available at the Sierra Madre Villa Station and at the Oceanside Station.  If you live in the LA area, you can drive to the SMV Station, or better yet take the Gold Line train there.  After you finish in Oceanside on Sunday morning, you can take the train (either Amtrak or Metrolink) to Union Station, and then the Gold Line back to SMV Station.  If you live in the San Diego area, you can park at the Oceanside Station and take the train to the start.  

     

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