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A Message About SIR Rides and COVID-19


I'm sure that many of you have been closely following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the cancellations of events in the collective effort to limit transmission of the virus.

With the safety of our members, families, and communities in mind, the SIR board and I have decided to indefinitely postpone all of the club’s rides scheduled through April.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. It is possible that additional events will be postponed. And while we do hope to reschedule these postponed rides, new dates have not yet been selected. I have already informed the affected ride organizers and will remain in contact with them going forward.

I realize this is a disruption to everyone's plans, and I apologize for that. The decision is difficult, but this is the prudent choice. Our goal continues to be holding safe, fun, and successful events for all our riders as well as the community at large. We look forward to doing so again in the future.

Theo Roffe, Seattle International Randonneurs RBA
March 14, 2020

Please see this FAQ for additional information.

About SIR



Randonneuring is self-supported long-distance cycling. It's a great sport for those who love to ride their bikes, explore new roads, and discover what is over the next hill. Our rides are scenic and challenging. Perhaps most enjoyable is the camaraderie among randonneurs. Randonneuring is not a race, but the time limits makes it challenging nonetheless.

Randonneuring celebrates self-sufficiency. On a brevet or a permanent, you are on your own ride. The self-sufficiency of randonneuring means that you are responsible for your own pace, your own nutrition, your own repairs, and, above all, your own safety. Although other riders, or the organizers, may offer assistance, the ultimate responsibility lies with you.

Randonneuring is a big tent where every rider finds their challenge. Some aspire to finish within the time limit, others try to set a personal best, and yet others want to go as fast as possible. Some concentrate on the longest distances (1000 km and beyond), others do the day rides (100, 200 and 300 km). All are randonneurs. At Seattle International Randonneurs, each rider is respected. We are all out to have fun!

Randonneuring rides (called populaires or brevets) vary in length between 100 km (62 miles) and 1200 km (750 miles). Riders are given a route sheet and a control card, which they have signed at predetermined points to show that they have completed the course.

Check our calendar for upcoming populaires and brevets and come join us on a ride!

Find us on: Google Groups | Facebook

 

Volunteers Needed

Seattle Randonneurs is a volunteer-run organization and we need you to make these rides happen.

Volunteer opportunities include brevet organization (coordinating a ride), on-course assistance (such as helping at sign-in, staffed controls or the finish), and a whole lot of help on the back end.

Ready to help out? Please reach out to the primary event contact on any ride you'd like to support, or contact RBA Theo Roffe at randotheo@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events



Ride Results


Official RUSA results postings can be searched here.

Please note that, beginning in 2020, all SIR brevets and team events will require RUSA membership.

SIR on Google Calendar

Below is the SIR Google Calendar which lists brevets, populaires, team rides, and other events. ACP/RM dates are fixed, but we can add RUSA events (including Dart Populaires!) if there's interest.

Use the Upcoming Events list above to find event information and to register. The Google Calendar shown below is just to help you save the dates.  


You might notice placeholder names like "Summer 400K" on Google Calendar, but they're the same rides as the more specific names listed elsewhere.