Promoting randonneuring and long distance bicycling in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties

About Pacific Coast Highway Randonneurs

PCH Randonneurs is a bicycle club with the mission of promoting randonneuring- a form of noncompetitive, long distance cycling- in the greater Los Angeles area.  Our club organizes and runs brevets in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties on behalf of Randonneurs USA (RUSA) and Audax Club Parisien (ACP). We offer a wide variety of rides- from coastal cruises to mountain climbs to urban bike path adventures to treks across the desert.  Have a look at our ride calendar, there is something to interest any randonneur.  We would love you to join us for a ride! You must be a member of PCH Randonneurs to ride our brevets. Membership cost is only $5. Join by clicking here.

The new RUSA insurance policy also requires you to be a current RUSA member to ride an event.  You can join RUSA here.  PCH Randonneurs recognizes that new riders might be deterred by the cost of joining.  If you are brand new to RUSA and you would like to try out randonneuring, check out this offer.

PCH Randonneurs is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization.  Formerly associated with Channel Islands Bicycle Club, PCH Randonneurs was incorporated as a separate entity in 2019.  

If you are new to randonneuring and want to learn more about our sport, you can find more information here.  RUSA has many awards that can provide extra motivation to keep you riding regularly- a summary of all the awards programs is here.  There is also a Permanents program where you can ride an official route on any day you choose.

All of our rides require advanced registration, usually by noon two days before the ride date.  There is no day-of event registration.  Each ride description clearly states when the registration period closes- so if you want to ride, don't miss that deadline.  If you need to renew your RUSA membership, make sure you do that several days in advance of the registration deadline- there is often a delay in the updating of the RUSA database.

It is also very helpful to join our Google Group to stay informed about our rides.  We also have a Facebook group.  Here is our communal photo album.


News and Announcements

 

  • (1/20/23) PCH Randos wool jersey order open now!  Act soon- the ordering window is only open until Sunday, 1/29.  More info and the link to the order form is on this page.

     
  • (1/10/23) For all you randos hoping to do PBP this August, pre-registration begins on Jan 14th for those of you who did a 1200 or 1000k brevet last year.  Look here for more info.  Also, regardless of what rides you did last year, every PBP entrant must also complete a full SR series (a 200, 300, 400, and 600k ACP brevet) in 2023 before the end of June.
     
  • (12/23/22) For those of you hoping to earn your Rouleur award in 2023, we will have the full series of the required rides (a 100k, a 125k, a 150k, a 200k, and a Dart Populaire) this summer and fall.  Those rides will be added to the calendar in the coming months.



Rides in our Club


Click on ride name for details
  • Jan 29
    Sun

    San Dimas Populaire McDonalds - Pasadena
    08:00
    RUSA 100
    Rolling
    Members: $5.00
    11 registered
  • Feb 04
    Sat

    Sierra Pelona Ridge 200k Promenade Trailhead - Santa Clarita
    07:00
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    Members: $10.00
    23 registered
  • Feb 18
    Sat

    C'est Parti 300k Balboa Pier - Newport Beach
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Flat
    Members: $35.00
    11 registered
  • Feb 26
    Sun

    A Pair of Tujungas 107k McDonalds - Pasadena
    07:00
    RUSA 100
    Hilly
    Members: $5.00
    3 registered
  • Mar 04
    Sat

    5 Valley Twister 300k Bridgeport Park - Santa Clarita
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    Members: $30.00
    3 registered
  • Mar 11
    Sat

    International Women's Day Ride Goldstein's Bagel Bakery - Arcadia
    08:00
    RUSA 100
    FlatMembers: Free
    2 registered
  • Mar 25
    Sat

    OC Salton Sea 400k Willie's House - Foothill Ranch
    05:00
    ACP 400
    Rolling
    Members: $100.00
    4 registered
  • Mar 25
    Sat

    Borrego Springs 600k Willie's House - Foothill Ranch
    05:00
    ACP 600
    Hilly
    Members: $60.00
    5 registered
  • Apr 01
    Sat

    River Trails 400k Extended Stay Yorba Linda - Yorba Linda
    05:00
    ACP 400
    Flat
    Members: $40.00
    1 registered
  • Apr 29
    Sat

    Fleche SoCal Mollies Cafe - San Juan Capistrano
    08:00
    ACP Fleche
    Mixed
    Members: $6.00
    None registered




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