It is not racing, but it is more challenging than touring. Randonneurs attempt to complete a pre-determined route within a time period based on a pace between 15 and 34 km/h. During randonnées, riders can help each other, but an outside support crew is not allowed. Riders carry a brevet card, which must be validated at the controls to "prove passage" over the course.
Randonnées of 200, 300, 400, 600 km length, and beyond, are offered at various locations in Eastern Pennsylvania by the PA Randonners. Each ride prepares the rider for the next longer distance. Please read the following articles before participating in one of our brevets.