Promoting randonneuring and long distance bicycling in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties

About Pacific Coast Highway Randonneurs

PCH Randonneurs is a bicycle club with the mission of promoting randonneuring- a form of noncompetitive, long distance cycling- in the greater Los Angeles area.  Our club organizes and runs brevets in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties on behalf of Randonneurs USA (RUSA) and Audax Club Parisien (ACP). We offer a wide variety of rides- from coastal cruises to mountain climbs to urban bike path adventures to treks across the desert.  Have a look at our ride calendar, there is something to interest any randonneur.  We would love you to join us for a ride! You must be a member of PCH Randonneurs to ride our brevets. Membership cost is only $5. Join by clicking here.

The new RUSA insurance policy also requires you to be a current RUSA member to ride an event.  You can join RUSA here.  PCH Randonneurs recognizes that new riders might be deterred by the cost of joining.  If you are brand new to RUSA and you would like to try out randonneuring, check out this offer.

PCH Randonneurs is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization.  Formerly associated with Channel Islands Bicycle Club, PCH Randonneurs was incorporated as a separate entity in 2019.  

If you are new to randonneuring and want to learn more about our sport, you can find more information here.  RUSA has many awards that can provide extra motivation to keep you riding regularly- a summary of all the awards programs is here.  There is also a Permanents program where you can ride an official route on any day you choose.

All of our rides require advanced registration, usually by noon two days before the ride date.  There is no day-of event registration.  Each ride description clearly states when the registration period closes- so if you want to ride, don't miss that deadline.  If you need to renew your RUSA membership, make sure you do that several days in advance of the registration deadline- there is often a delay in the updating of the RUSA database.

It is also very helpful to join our Google Group to stay informed about our rides.  We also have a Facebook group.  Here is our communal photo album.


News and Announcements

  • (10/10/22)  Now is the time to renew your PCH membership and your RUSA membership for next year.  Joining or renewing after October 1st will cover you until the end of 2023.
     
  • (9/21/22) There's still time to earn your Rouleur award this year.  We have the full series of the required rides (a 100k, a 125k, a 150k, a 200k, and a Dart Populaire) this fall.  PCH Randos has pre-ordered the patches so we can give them out at the Dart on 11/12 to all folks who have earned the award.


     
  • (9/21/22) For all you randos hoping to do PBP in 2023, the PBP website now shows the dates for pre-registration.  Look here for more info.

     
  • (5/11/22) The time window for ordering custom PCH Randonneurs cycling clothing from the Voler store closed on May 9.  Our participation level was fantastic.  If you placed an order, it should ship to your house sometime in mid to late June.  I can't wait to see you all in the PCH kit out on the road!  (If you missed out, the club did buy a few extra jerseys.  Contact Kerin).




     



Rides in our Club


Click on ride name for details
  • Dec 04
    Sun

    Claremont Colleges Populaire McDonalds - Pasadena
    08:00
    RUSA 100
    Rolling
    Members: $6.00
    3 registered
  • Dec 11
    Sun

    Sulphur Mountain Populaire Museum of Ventura County Public Parking Lot - ventura
    07:00
    RUSA 100
    Gravel
    Members: $6.00
    None registered
  • Dec 17
    Sat

    Winter Solstice Night 200k Sierra Madre Villa Station, Pasadena - California
    19:00
    RUSA Brevet
    Rolling
    Members: $10.00
    3 registered
  • Jan 01
    Sun

    Santa Barbara Easy 200k Mountain Meadows Park - Moorpark
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Flat
    Members: $10.00
    3 registered
  • Jan 07
    Sat

    SART Reversal 200k Le Bard Park, Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Flat
    Members: $10.00
    None registered
  • Jan 21
    Sat

    Pier Review 200k Balboa Pier - Newport Beach
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Flat
    Members: $10.00
    None registered
  • Feb 04
    Sat

    Sierra Pelona Ridge 200k Promenade Trailhead - Santa Clarita
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $10.00
    1 registered
  • Feb 18
    Sat

    C'est Parti 300k Balboa Pier - Newport Beach
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Flat
    Members: $35.00
    None registered
  • Mar 04
    Sat

    5 Valley Twister 300k Bridgeport Park - Santa Clarita
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    Members: $30.00
    None registered
  • Mar 11
    Sat

    International Women's Day Ride Goldstein's Bagel Bakery - Arcadia
    08:00
    RUSA 100
    Flat
    Members: $5.00
    None registered




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