2016 Brevet Series
A schedule of DBC randonneuring events for 2016.
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 our Spring Brevet Series, we offer several randonneuring events in the fall and winter seasons.
200km First Chance ACP brevet (Fri, January 1, 2016) 100km First Chance RUSA Populaire (Fri, January 1, 2016) 200km ACP brevet (Sat, February 27, 2016) 300 km ACP brevet (Sat, March 19, 2016) 400km ACP brevet (Sat-Sun, April 16-17, 2016) 600km ACP brevet (Fri-Sun, June 10-12, 2016) Davis Dart/Dart Populaire (Sat, October 1, 2016) 103km Moscowite Corner RUSA populaire (Sat, October 29, 2016) 200km Atlas Peak RUSA brevet (Sat, October 29, 2016) 200km Last Chance ACP brevet (Sat, December 31, 2016) 100km Last Chance RUSA Populaire (Sat, December 31, 2016) 200km First Chance (2016) ACP brevet (Sun, January 1, 2017) 100km First Chance (2016) RUSA Moskowite Populaire (Sun, January 1, 2017) 2016 Brevet application and release forms (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 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.