Wondering what a randonneur (rahn doe ner) is? In short, it's a cyclist* who enjoys the challenges that come with riding longer distances. Our events, known as brevets (bruh vays), build upon one another and offer beginner and veteran cyclists alike new challenges in terms of planning, preparation, performance, perseverance, and of course, mileage.
Our members come from Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area. Many members are originally from places elsewhere in the U.S. or from around the world. As one of the truly great international sports you never know who you'll find cycling by your side.
Our rides are non-competitive, timed events. You compete only against yourself and the clock. Anyone can get started with our 100K Jones Beach Populaire on April 28th or people can go on to ride our three longer distance events the Ronkonkoma 200K on June 9th, Bethpage 300K on July 14th, or all new There and Back Again 400K on August 4th (pending).
Note: With 2018 being a non-Paris-Brest-Paris year we've spread out our events from April—July. For those riders wishing to complete a Super Randonneur series consisting of 200, 300, 400 and 600K brevets, we will once again partner with our sister club, New Jersey Randonneurs, for the 600K brevet. Make it a New Year's resolution. Come ride with us!
* To be exact, a randonneur is a male long distance cyclist. A female cyclist among our ranks is known as a randonneuse (rahn doe nuhz).
Our stylish retro merino wool jersey can be ordered directly from Soigneur (www.soigneur.co.nz). Also, we hope to have our snappy cool lycra jerseys available sometime soon. We'll let you know when they're available in both M/F and race/club cut in assorted sizes. Both jerseys share the same design (shown below).