Welcome to the world of endurance cycling and camaraderie!

A leisurely jaunt through the western suburbs of Chicago. This ride begins and ends at the water tower in historic Riverside (much of the town is a National Historic Landmark). This is conveniently located right by the Riverside Metra station. If you’d like, take an optional tour around Riverside... Show Details

DIY Brevets
Choose your own 100k-1000k adventure on your own schedule from Chicago to the UP.  Available to all members 12 months of the year.
Classic Brevets
The original randonneuring events. Check out roads you have never seen in organized events across Illinois and Wisconsin. Volunteers make these great events.
Rider's Choice 200k
First rider picks the route we take. Every week from April to October. 18 routes to choose from.

 

New members welcome
Membership is free with your first ride
Be a part of our 2024 40,000 mile challenge

 

  1.  
    30 Rider's Choice 200k
 for free
    1 every Saturday from April through October, first person to sign up picks the route from our library of over 25 routes from Chicago to the UP of Michigan
  2.  
    2 Super Randonneur Series a Year
    200k/300k/400k/600, plus the Million Meters 1000k and a flèche Team Randonneuring Event
  3.  
    Club Resources

    Slack channel, Premium RWGPS access to club libraries, on ride support
  4.  
    Other rides and training events
    Shorter training rides and Zooms

 

About Us

Great Lakes Randonneurs was founded in 1987 by Lon Haldeman in Sharon, WI.  Today, GLR hosts rides across Illinois, Wisconsin and Michig as we explore the Upper Midwest. Most riders average 12-16 mph but there are all kinds from the speed pace to the party pace.   Meeting new people and sharing the adventure is always part of a GLR ride.

In keeping with our mission of enriching the places in which we ride. We have chosen The Night Ministry in Chicago as our charity of choice.  We have already donated almost $1000 to them via our jersey sale and as a portion of rider fees with each rider able to earmark even more.

2024 Club Overview

Participation
11 People

Total Club Distance
1,009 Miles

2024 Goal 40,000 Miles

Rides in our Club
Membership included for new riders

Click on ride name for details

Mar 02
Sat

Rivers-and-Prairies-100k
Riverside
Members: Free
None registered

Mar 30
Sat

Frank-Paulos-Hampshire-200k
Hampshire
Members: Free
2 registered

Apr 06
Sat

Riders-Choice-200k
Chicago
Members: Free
None registered

Apr 13
Sat

CLUB-OPENER:-Evanston-to-Bull-Valley-200k
Evanston
Members: Free
14 registered

Apr 20
Sat

Riders-Choice-200k
Chicago
Members: Free
None registered

Apr 27
Sat

Psychedelic-Eagle-200k
Woodstock
Members: Free
None registered

Apr 27
Sat

Psychdelic-Turtle-300k
Woodstock
Members: Free
4 registered

May 04
Sat

All-Aboard-Chicago-Fleche
St. Charles Township
Members: Free
None registered

May 04
Sat

Fox-River-Ramble
Woodstock
Members: Free
1 registered

May 11
Sat

Cranorama-200k
WISCONSIN RAPIDS
Members: Free
1 registered
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