Breaking newsBrevets cancelled until further notice.

Welcome to the Driftless Randonneurs web site and to randonneuring in beautiful Western Wisconsin! ¬†We’re a bit biased but we think our region has some of the best riding in the country and we invite you to join us and see for yourself.

As always, we’ve got a full season lined up for 2020 with fun and challenging rides of all distances. Our routes feature quiet 2 lane roads in the Driftless and are a mix of long stretches rolling along river valleys with challenging climbs up and over ridge tops. Most of the climbs are in the 7% range and none are over 11% so they’re accessible to just about anybody.

Some important changes for 2020:

  • RUSA membership is mandatory for all rides – no exceptions. Our insurer for 2020 requires that all participants in RUSA brevets be members. You can join RUSA here. The cost is $30 per year which gets you a subscription to American Randonneur, Audax Club Parisien (ACP) certification for your completed rides and access to various awards.
  • I am required to pay $5 per rider, per ride for insurance in 2020 and have no choice but to pass this cost on. Costs are kept to an absolute minimum for each ride.
  • There is no day of ride registration. Advance registration is required for all rides.

More Breaking news! As many of you know, Quad Cities Randonneurs came to an end last year. I’ve done a number of rides in the Quad Cities over the years and felt the loss of those rides keenly. Accordingly, I applied to extend the Driftless region to include the Quad Cities and Eastern Iowa. This application was approved by the RUSA board so I will be offering brevets in the Quad Cities beginning in April.

Since I’m fitting these rides into an existing calendar I won’t be able to offer as many as I’d like but there are already several rides available and more will be added as time goes on. Keep an eye on the ride calendar for updates!

See you on the road!