What is Randonneuring?
Randonneuring is a type of organised long distance bicycle riding, typically covering a distance between 200 and 1,200 kilometres.
What is Populaire?
There are randonneuring rides under 200 kms too. But, these are not official Randonneuring rides but they are held to introduce and boost confidence for people new to Randonneuring.
I am interested can you tell me more?
Route: Dadar-Karnala-Dadar(route will be finalised by 1st May)
Distance: 101.5 kms
Maximum Time: 6 hours and 40 minutes
Start Time: 6 a.m.
End Time: 12:40 p.m.
Start Point: Shivaji Park, Dadar
End Point: Shivaji Park, Dadar
Turnaround point: Hotel Satkar Palace, Opposite Hotel Vithal Kamat
What are the Rules?
Though Populaire doesn't have hard and fast rules as Randonneuring you are encouraged to prepare as if it is a Randonneuring ride.
What are the basic Requirements for Randonneuring?
1. White Front Lights
2. Red Tail Lights
5. Basic Bicycle Repair Kit
OK I am interested. How much do I have to pay?
Unlike commercial events, there are no high charges for Randonneurs. And since Populaire has no administrative overhead, there will be no (or nominal) charges levied.
But, the downside is that you don't get any goodies like Chinese Soup Bowls to protect your precious head or pain balm to relieve you from the pain of the long ride. But, you do get an opportunity to enjoy riding
What is expected from the participants?
Populaire is to prepare the participants for upcoming brevet rides so they will be held in the same spirit as the Brevets. Participants are expected to be self-sufficient for the ride. They may take help from co-riders but support vehicles are strictly not allowed.
Participants are also expected to have a fun time.