Yes, there is life beyond century rides. Are you ready?

200k from Xenia, Ohio Note on start location: The Ramada hotel that is close is not recommended for overnight stays! Details TBD Preliminary route posted. Final route will be posted in week prior to ride. Show Details

New website!

Welcome to the Ohio Randonneur's new website.

Since, by definition, you're new here, you'll want to register by choosing "Join Ohio Randonneurs" from the Club menu above.  Registering for your first ride will also complete your website registration.

There are no membership fees, but you do need to be a member of RUSA with an active RUSA number.

You will need to have a current RUSA membership in order to sign up for rides.

There's a common theme: keep your RUSA membership current!

Note the link to the blog in the upper right of this page (link). You'll find old RBA and ride reports there.

 


Ohio Randonneurs is affiliated with Randonneurs USA,
the national randonneuring organization for the United States

New to Randonneuring? Check out
Information for the First Time Randonneur


Ohio Randos 2022

The ball has dropped, the calendar changed, and old man winter snuck in with the blustery winds of the year passed. It’s officially 2022, and that means your base training and event planning has already begun… right?!

With the new year comes a few small changes to our program here in Ohio. You’ve probably already noticed the launch of our new website back in November. Be sure your membership on our page, as well as with RUSA, is active for 2022 ASAP. Four riders were turned away last year due to inactive membership, don’t let that be you in 2022!

2023 is a PBP year, which means many of you are planning to complete a full series, or possibly even a 1200k this year. Remember, the longer the distance you ride in an ACP event this year, the earlier you get access to send in that application! At this point, you’ve already started learning French, plotting out your bike and attended the PBP webinar. If not, you’re already behind! The next PBP webinar airs 2/6. Don’t miss it! (That includes myself!)

In Ohio this year, we have two opportunities to complete your ACP 200k, as well as the reintroduction of the Ohio Flèche. If you haven’t already started contact with your prospective teams for the flèche, send me an email expressing your interest and we’ll get you in contact with the right party members. A Facebook page and email thread will go up shortly for those in Southwest Ohio. Groups have started and/or expressed interest from Northern and central Ohio as well. 

Fair warning, our routes this year are hillier than last, all except the March 200k and the second day of the 600k. We’ve complied this time with the ACP standard of 6,000 feet per 200k to start warming up your climbing muscles for next year. 

The routes will take place in southern and central Ohio, with Chillicothe being our central city for the 300k, 400k, and 600k. We’re having the routes reviewed and getting in contact with hotels now. Expect an update in February with booking information. 

Lastly, we need to mention that COVID-19 and it’s variants are still surging and we need to do our part to maintain our safety and that of those around us. Please consider vaccination if you haven’t already, and utilize EPP, sanitizer, and masks during our brevets. At this point I’m not mandating anything the government isn’t. You should know by now what to do to keep yourself healthy! 

In the meantime, registration is up on the website and many have already started adding our events to the calendar. Get that trainer tire or winter bike warmed up, and starting putting in some base! 

See you on the road. 

Alex B
Ohio RBA 

 


2022 Ride Calendar

Mark your calendars:
March 12th - 200k
April 9th - 200k
April 30th - 300k
May 7th - Flèche
May 21st - 400k
June 4th - 600k

Registration is open.  That said, some details subject to change.


Going paperless - Electronic Proof of Passage (EPP)

This new site permits us to go mostly paperless.

If electing to use electronic proof of passage, you will need to upload your ride to a publicly available site (e.g., strava, ridewithgps).  Please ensure your ride is set to 'public' or similar availability.

After the ride, you will get an email with a link to a page where you should fill in your finish time and provide a link to your uploaded ride (e.g., https://www.strava.com/activities/1234 or https://ridewithgps.com/trips/1234).  Please do so as soon as you can so that final results may be submitted to RUSA.
You can even leave public comments on the ride from that same form.

In anticipation of potential GPS file corruption, it is recommended that you use a secondary (or even tertiary) documentation such as timestamped photos at each control and/or a completed brevet card.

Rides in our Club
Membership included for guest registrations

Click on ride name for details
  • Mar 12
    Sat

    Xenia - Russells Point 200k Xenia - Ramada Parking Lot - Xenia
    08:00
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    Members: $20.00
    Guests: $20.00
    7 registered
  • Apr 09
    Sat

    Wooster 200k Wooster - Comfort Suites - Wooster
    08:00
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    Members: $20.00
    Guests: $20.00
    1 registered
  • Apr 30
    Sat

    Chillicothe 300k Chillicothe - Holiday Inn Express Chillicothe East - Chillicothe
    06:00
    ACP 300
    Rolling
    Members: $20.00
    Guests: $20.00
    1 registered
  • May 07
    Sat

    2022 Ohio Fleche Buzzee's House - Columbus
    07:00
    ACP Fleche
    Mixed
    Members: $20.00
    Guests: $20.00
    1 registered
  • May 21
    Sat

    Chillicothe 400k Chillicothe - Holiday Inn Express Chillicothe East - Chillicothe
    06:00
    ACP 400
    Rolling
    Members: $20.00
    Guests: $20.00
    2 registered
  • Jun 04
    Sat

    Chillicothe 600k Chillicothe - Holiday Inn Express Chillicothe East - Chillicothe
    05:00
    ACP 600
    Rolling
    Members: $25.00
    Guests: $25.00
    1 registered




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