Ultra-Distance: Brevets and Randonneuring

The DBC has long been a leader in ultra-distance events since the 80’s. You can read more about that history here. If you know what brevet you are looking for, please register here

We host a number of randonneuring events every year:

  • We offer a full Brevet Series recognized by Audax Club Parisian (ACP) in the Spring (distances of 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km).These rides are qualifiers for Paris Brest Paris and other 1200k randonnees.
  • We also offer several RUSA brevet events, including a combined 100km Populaire/200km Brevet, a 200km point-to-point Dart, and the Last Chance/First Chance 200km brevets. We’ve added new routes for 2018, see our line-up here.
  • Every four years, we host the Gold Rush Randonnée, a 1200km brevet from Davis to the Oregon border and back to Davis. Links to finish stats and photos from the 2013 GRR can be found here. It will next be held in 2021.

For local or visiting randonneurs, several DBC members offer RUSA-sanctioned Permanent Routes in Davis and the surrounding area.

Brevet Series

The DBC hosts 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k brevets every year, and a 1200k grand randonnée every four years

Davis Bike Club’s brevet series is legendary. Our brevets are designed for the cyclist who is experienced in riding 100+ mile events and looking for longer distance challenges. Join the ranks of those who’ve completed DBC’s quadrennial Gold Rush Randonnée (1200k), or use our brevets to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris or one of the many other Grand Randonnées offered around the world.

The Spring brevet series is a sequence of four increasingly longer cycling distances of 200k, 300k, 400k, and 600k.

We also offer several late-season brevet events including a 100km Populaire, a 200km point-to-point Dart, and the Last Chance/First Chance 200km brevets.