2017 Biggar Brevet Sunday July 23rd

"BIGGAR AND BACK"

It's called "BIGGAR AND BACK", 100 KM out, 100 km back.  Pace yourself, this is not a race, but rather a ride you set as a goal to do something extraordinary.  Thiis is a randonne style ride.  You have a designated amount of time to cover each leg of the journey.  You get a randonne card to be signed and verified that you did each leg in the allotted time.  We stop in Biggar for lunch, we ride back with the wind pushing you all the way.  We ride together in groups.  We ride to be successful.  We ride to  be able to tell your friends that you did a 200 km brevet, YES!

The ride starts at 7:30 am from Rotary Park.  It finishes at Jerry's Food Emporium(ummm, ice cream reward).

Please let me know if you  want to tackle this ride or if you need more info:

Contact me at newmember@horizon100.com

Ray

 

 


 

 
A brevet is a long distance bicycle ride of at least 200KM  with check point controls. This type of long distance cycling is called Randonneuring or Audax. Participants attempt to complete the course within specified time limits. All participants receive equal recognition for completing the course within the time limits regardless of finishing order.  Riders are allowed to travel in groups or alone, however they are expected to be self-sufficient between the check points. Randonneuring events are called "randonee" or "brevet"  and can be 200K, 400K, or 600K  (or greater) in length.

Audux Club Parisien is the international governing  body for randonneuring. The world's most prestigious brevet, Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), occurs every four years and is organized by ACP. PBP is a 1200KM brevet which goes from Paris to Brest (westernmost city of France)  and back to Paris. Riders have approximately 90 hours to complete the journey.  

 Horizon 100 is proud to boast that several members have successfully completed  PBP, some of your fellow members have even completed PBP several times!  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 



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