Ultra-Distance: Brevets and Randonneuring

The DBC Brevet Series, Davis-area Permanent Routes, and other resources of interest to randonneurs, ultra-distance cyclists, and volunteers

The Davis Bike Club hosts a number of randonneuring events every year:

  • We offer a full Brevet Series in the Spring (distances of 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km).
  • We also offer several late-season brevet events, including a combined 100km Populaire/200km Brevet, a 200km point-to-point Dart, and the Last Chance/First Chance 200km brevets.
  • Every four years, we host the Gold Rush Randonnée, a 1200km brevet from Davis to the Oregon border and back to Davis.  It will next be held in 2017. (Links to finish stats and photos from the 2013 GRR can be found here.

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.