2013 Brevet Series

A schedule of DBC randonneuring events for 2013.

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The DBC Brevet Series is a training program to prepare riders for the longer distance events offered to randonneurs around the world. Our reputation for successful preparation of riders is legendary. Our brevets are designed for cyclists experienced in riding 100+ mile events and looking for longer distance challenges, and joining the ranks of those who have completed Paris-Brest-Paris or other "grand randonnees" of 1200km or longer.

Speaking of grand randonnees, the Davis Bike Club will be hosting its quadrennial Gold Rush Randonnee in 2013.

In addition to the traditional Spring Brevet Series of four increasingly longer cycling distances, we have back-to-back Dec 31/Jan 1 early season rides and several other brevet events in the fall.  

Dates are:

              Links to Finish stats and photos.
Riders on the 2009 Gold Rush Randonnee
Riders on the 2009 Gold Rush Randonnee

The DBC brevets can be used as qualifiers for 1200km rides in the United States. See the complete listing at http://www.rusa.org. The brevets can also be used toward qualifying for the RUSA Super Randonneur award and the Randonneur 5000 award.

For the core spring brevet series (200k, 300k, 400k, and 600k), rider control/time stations (similar to century-ride rest stops) are 30-65 miles apart and will be stocked with basic foods and beverages as part of the entry fee.  DBC volunteers will provide course monitoring. In keeping with the randonneur spirit of self-sufficiency, sag support for DNF'ers may be minimal, so come prepared to finish and don't plan on giving up easily! 

Other brevets early or late in the year are unsupported.

For more information about the many brevets being run throughout Northern and Central California, RUSA (Randonneurs USA) has a Rides section that sorts dates, distances, and locations for other brevet series in the region.

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