What is the BC Randonneurs Cycling Club?
The mandate of BC Randonneurs is to organize rides in accordance to the rules of randonneur cycling as practiced by Audax Club Parisien in France. BC Randonneurs was a founding member in 1983, of Randonneur Mondiaux which organizes brevets 1200 km or longer worldwide. Randonneur Cycling is sometimes referred to as marathon cycling and can be described as fast long-distance cycling. The activities of the club and the general information about the sport is discussed more fully elsewhere on this site on this page: An Introduction to Randonneur Cycling.
Randonneur Cycling in British Columbia began in 1979 and for many years operated as a sector of the Bicycle Association of British Columbia (now called cycling BC). In March 1996 BC Randonneurs became an autonomous entity, and is now defined as a 'society' under the Societys Act of British Columbia (Incorporation number: S-35024). Additional historical info HERE.
The club presidency changes yearly. Traditionally
the president has been succeeded by the Vice President. All other
positions on the Randonneur Committee are reconsidered yearly,
though the same person may hold a post for multiple years.
Much of content on this web site can be described as general information and commentary. The information linked from this page is the club's official governance content. When a page's content is offical club policy you'll see the green bar and the words "official page", as seen above. The two PDF files below do not have the green bar marker, but are official pages, and so is the current members list. Here's a list of the offical pages:
Constitution, revised Oct 2006, amended to allow mail-in ballots (section 27.(3)) July 2013 [PDF]
& Past Presidents List
(1979 - present)
meetings are held about ten times a year, The Annual
General Meeting (+ ride and brunch) is held in early October. The minutes from the meetings are posted HERE.
Club members are also welcome to attend executive meetings with prior notice to the president or secretary. Contact Étienne or Colin for meeting details. Alternatively you may ask any current executive member to bring forward an issue on your behalf. Upcoming meetings, (agendas posted here 3-4 days before the meeting):
BC Randonneurs Cycling Club
e mail: Club Executive
e mail, web site: Eric Fergusson
BC Randonneurs official administrative mailing address:
PO Box 39024 Point Grey
Vancouver, BC V6R 4P1