Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling Do you enjoy centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonnees, and 24-hour time trials? Share ride reports, and exchange training, equipment, and nutrition information specific to long distance cycling. This isn't for tours, this is for endurance events cycling

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-10, 09:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tulsa, OK
Bikes: Raleigh Sojourn, Trek X-Caliber, Trek Antelope
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Oklahoma Randonneuring?

I have done some self-contained touring, but would like to try a 200km brevet to see if its the sort of thing I would like. Does anyone here know of any brevets near Tulsa, OK (eastern OK, western AR, southeastern KS)? The closest events I can find are in Dallas and Kansas City, and it would be cool if I can find something closer to home.
gorshkov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-10, 10:46 PM   #2
Uber Goober
StephenH's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Posts: 11,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
It looks like there is a group in Arkansas:

Check on the brevet locations for Lone Star Randonneurs. We just recently had a brevet starting out of Denison, for example. Which is not exactly Tulsa, but catch the rides that are in the right direction, and it'll save some driving.

I don't know but what you don't have better bicycling country in Tulsa than you do here in north Texas, in which case, it could be kind of aggravating to drive 4 or 5 hours just to go riding in some place that's not as nice as where you came from. Maybe it's time to locate 20 friends and start a group up there.

Edit: What you need to do is wait until fall when the weather is nicer, then come down here to Texas (or go up to KS or AR) and ride one of the 200k's with the group. You could do it this summer, but then you have the challenge of the distance plus the heat, which is kind of a double whammy.

Generally, for Lone Star Randonneurs rides, you'll need to be an LSR member (costs like $20 or so) and you'll probably want to go ahead and get RUSA membership (another $20 or so). Preferably, do those a month or so in advance. For rides in the fall, due to the shorter days, you'll probably want to have lights and reflective gear, even if you're figuring to get back in before dark, just in case. Feel free to sign on to the LSR website/message board and ask questions there as well.

You can also do Permanents, which are more solo-type rides done at your own scheduling, but it's more fun if you can start off with a group.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

Last edited by StephenH; 06-10-10 at 11:01 PM.
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:21 PM.