2014 Brevet Series
A schedule of DBC randonneuring events for 2014.
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 randonnees" of 1200km or longer.
In addition to the traditional Spring Brevet Series of four successively longer cycling distances, we have back-to-back (Dec 31/Jan 1) early season 200km rides and several other brevet events (100km and 200km) in the fall.
200km Last Chance ACP brevet (Tues, December 31, 2013) 200km First Chance ACP brevet (Weds, January 1, 2014) 200km ACP brevet (Sat, March 1st, 2014) 300 km ACP brevet (Sat, March 22nd, 2014) 400km ACP brevet (Sat-Sun, May 3-4, 2014) 600km ACP brevet (Fri-Sun, June 13-15, 2014) 100km Moscowite Corner RUSA populaire (Sat, October 4th, 2014) 200km Calistoga ACP brevet (Sat, October 4th, 2014) Davis Dart (Sat, November 15th, 2014) 200km Last Chance ACP brevet (Weds, December 31, 2014) 200km First Chance (2015) ACP brevet (Thurs, January 1, 2015) 2014 Brevet application and release forms (pdf) 2014 DBC Brevet results (pdf)
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 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!
We look forward to hosting you on one or more of our brevets this season.