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  • Santa Barbara Easy 200k06-06-2021 07:005 Registered

    06-06-2021
    07:00
    PST
    06-06-2021
    20:30
    02-15-2021 05:00
    06-04-2021 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:42:35 AM Sunset at 8:03:37 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Mountain Meadows Park
    Mountain Trail and Mountain Meadows Drive
    Moorpark, CA 93021

    South corner of Mountain Trail and Mountain Meadows Drive.
    Stops on the Ride
    $10.00

    Before you register for this ride please read the PCH Randonneurs Pandemic Plan.  All riders must agree to follow these protocols.  

    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.

    Description: This course is as flat as it gets for an out and back from Moorpark to Santa Barbara Harbor and back to Moorpark. The route is intended to be a fun ride, a good warm up for the randonneuring season. 

    The initial climb out of Moorpark will help warm the system up for the 8 mile gentle descent down Santa Rosa Road to Camarillo. The route crosses the Oxnard Plain to the coast and at Harbor Blvd. turns north to Ventura. You will then travel Route 1 or Old PCH and the new coastal bike path to Carpinteria. Carpinteria, a busy beach town only 12 miles from SB Harbor, is a great stop for coffee or late breakfast. The route then using surface streets, parallels the 101 Freeway to Summerland and over the Ortega Hill bike path to Montecito. Then navigate the roundabout to Santa Barbara’s majestic and popular Cabrillo Blvd, so keep your eyes alert to the road as it’s easy to be distracted. Sushi Go-Go and On the Alley are good places for bite to eat while looking over the Santa Barbara Harbor with your bike in view as well. The Harbor Market is steps away for those that want to grab and go for a quick turnaround.

    Missed something on the way out? You get a chance to see all of it again on the way home, usually with a good tailwind.  Unfortunately, there will be no social gathering at the end of the ride this year because of the pandemic sad.  

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

     

  • OC to Carlsbad 200k07-24-2021 06:001 Registered

    07-24-2021
    06:00
    PST
    07-24-2021
    19:30
    04-22-2021 06:00
    07-22-2021 11:00
    124
    RUSA Brevet
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:00:44 AM Sunset at 8:00:46 PM

    Gregory Goebel
    Email Gregory(562)412-0881

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    Centennial Regional Park
    2900 W Edinger Avenue
    Santa Ana, CA 92704

    $10.00

    Before you register for this ride please read the PCH Randonneurs Pandemic Plan.  All riders must agree to follow these protocols.  Registration will be limited to 20 riders.
     
    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 enjoy a cool summer 200km brevet along Orange County coastline! We start at Centennial Regional Park alongside the Santa Ana River Trail and head south, turning around at Carlsbad Outlets Mall. Along the route enjoy communities of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente, Oceanside and Carlsbad. An out-and-back coastal route with many small rollers and ocean views. Total elevation gain is about 5,000 feet.
    Get a receipt or take a selfie at one of the Carlsbad Premium Outlets shops at the southern tip of your journey, but save lunch for one of the many establishments in Carlsbad Village. (My favorite is Pizza Port on Carlsbad Village Drive, and they’re bike friendly!)
    On the return, you’re routed around south Laguna Beach traffic; known for its heavy summer traffic and no shoulder.
    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 06:30None Registered

    09-11-2021
    06:30
    PST
    09-11-2021
    20:00
    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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    Laguna Niguel Regional Park
    28241 La Paz Rd
    Orange County, United States 7028

    $25.00
    Registration is not open

    Come join PCH and San Diego Randonneurs for a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first allure libre 200k brevet.  If COVID conditions permit, we will have a celebratory picnic in the park at the end of the ride.  This day is a big deal for the ACP- they plan to have special commemorative medals for all randonneurs who ride a 200k on this day.

    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.

    Route- TBA.  It will probably include Santiago Canyon and lots of coastal Orange County riding.

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