2017 Brevet Series
A schedule of DBC randonneuring events for 2017.
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 randonnées" of 1200km or longer.
Every four years, we host the 1200km Gold Rush Randonnée...and 2017 is the year! Information and registration details are here.
In addition to our Spring Brevet Series, we offer several randonneuring events in the fall and winter seasons.
200km First Chance (Calistoga) ACP Brevet (Fri, January 1, 2017) 100km First Chance (Moskowite Corner) RUSA Populaire (Fri, January 1, 2017) 200km (Pope Valley) ACP Brevet (Sat, March 4, 2017) 300 km (Cobb Mountain) ACP Brevet (Sat, March 25, 2017) 400km (Lake Sonoma) ACP Brevet (Sat-Sun, April 8-9, 2017) 600km (Antelope Lake) ACP Brevet (Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017) 1200km Gold Rush Randonnée (Weds-Sun, July 5-9, 2017) Davis Dart/Dart Populaire (Sat, September 30, 2017) 103km (Moskowite Corner) RUSA Populaire (Sat, October 28, 2017) 200km (Atlas Peak) RUSA brevet (Sat, October 28, 2017) 200km Last Chance (Auburn) RUSA brevet (Sat, December 31, 2017) 100km Last Chance (Bella Bru) RUSA Populaire (Sat, December 31, 2017) 200km First Chance (2016) ACP brevet (Sun, January 1, 2018) 100km First Chance (2016) RUSA Moskowite Populaire (Sun, January 1, 2018) 2017 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.