A schedule of DBC randonneuring events for 2017.
The DBC Spring Brevet Series is a training program designed to prepare riders for successively longer distance events. Our brevets are for cyclists experienced in riding 100+ mile events and those looking for longer distance challenges, perhaps even joining the ranks of those who have completed Paris-Brest-Paris or other “grand randonnées” of 1200km or longer.
Every four years, we host the 1200km Gold Rush Randonnée…and 2017 is the year! Information and registration details are here.
In addition to our Spring Brevet Series, we offer several randonneuring events in the fall and winter seasons.
DBC brevets can be used as qualifiers for 1200km events in the United States. For more information about those rides, and 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. DBC brevets can also be used toward qualifying for a variety of RUSA awards.
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!
We look forward to hosting you on one or more of our brevets this season.