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ken jessett

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Feb 25, 2024, 7:17:58 PMFeb 25
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I thought this should not pass without a shout-out for Rob Hawks and the SF Randonneurs.
A tremendous success story from the Bay Area due entirely to Rob's leadership and his willing rando supporters. . 101 riders for a brevet! Remarkable!
"Hi all,

Yesterday, 101 riders began the Spring DPC in Pleasanton, CA and by the end of the ride, all 101 riders finished. Weather was very, very conducive to a wonderful day on the bike. Light winds, mild temps, and all day sunshine made for a great day"

Ken Jessett reporting.

Greg Merritt

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Feb 26, 2024, 1:09:09 AMFeb 26
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I’m pretty sure that some of the club’s 200k events have been capped (and roster filled) at 150 riders due to national park permits…I’m fairly certain that 100 riders is not even close to a record for SFR.

Rob organizes an enormous number of events each year…not all have rosters of this scale, but popular 200k routes in decent weather regularly have big turnouts. :)

-Greg

Rob Hawks

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Feb 26, 2024, 10:23:38 AMFeb 26
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Before 2008, data was not kept on # of starters or # of DNF riders, or at least that data is not accessible in the back office. Here are the events that had greater than 130 finishers since RUSA's inception. Note that it is quite possible that Davis Bike Club may have had more than 200 starters if there was any more than 3 DNFs. Davis also had over 100 starters for a *600k* event once:

RegionOrganizing Club NameEvent TypeDateDistance# of Starters# of Finishers# of DNF riders
CA: DavisDavis Bike ClubACPB2003/03/01200 196 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2022/02/192001711647
CA: DavisDavis Bike ClubACPB2003/04/19400 163 
CA: DavisDavis Bike ClubACPB2003/03/22300 162 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2014/02/222001621593
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2011/01/222001631585
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2012/02/122001611565
PR: San JuanSan Juan Cycling ClubACPB2007/01/21200 153 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2014/01/252001491427
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2011/02/122001481426
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursRUSAP2011/03/0510015714116
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursRUSAB2018/11/032021441404
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursACPB2007/03/17200 136 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB2022/03/123001401355
CA: Santa RosaSanta Rosa Cycling ClubACPB2012/01/282001341313
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursRUSAB2013/11/022001351305
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursRUSAP2015/03/071051351305

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Rob Hawks

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Feb 26, 2024, 10:30:15 AMFeb 26
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Oh, and what this table leaves out is any event that had more than 130 *starters* but had such a high DNF rate that they had less than 130 finishers. An example of that would be CA: Los Angeles which had 170 starters once, but on that event had 57 DNFs.

Here is a list of events with at least 110 starters:

2007/03/24300 129 
CA: DavisDavis Bike ClubACPB
2007/03/10200 128 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco Randonneurs
RUSAP2014/01/111141361288
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2015/02/283001261260
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2015/01/242001301264
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursRUSAB
2014/11/012001351269
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursRUSAP
2007/03/03100 125 
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursACPB
2010/03/132001261233
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2013/02/172001291227
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco Randonneurs
RUSAP2015/01/101171251223
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2014/03/083001251223
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2022/01/292001241204
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2013/01/2620012911811
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursACPB
2011/03/192001211183
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursRUSAB
2021/11/062001211174
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursRUSAB
2012/11/032001211174
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursRUSAB
2016/11/052021221166
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2018/01/272001221166
MA: BostonBoston Brevet SeriesACPB2002/05/04200 115 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2010/01/232001191145
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursRUSAP
2005/03/05100 114 
CA: DavisDavis Bike ClubACPB
2001/03/03200 113 
CA: Los AngelesPacific Coast Highway RandonneursRUSAB2008/08/1620017011357
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursACPB
2009/03/212001191136
CA: DavisDavis Bike ClubACPB
1999/03/20300 112 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2023/01/282001171116
PR: San JuanSan Juan Cycling Club
RUSAB2006/08/27200 111 
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2018/02/102001121102
CA: San FranciscoSan Francisco RandonneursACPB
2010/02/273001171107
WA: SeattleSeattle International RandonneursRUSAP
2008/03/0210014611036

Bill Bryant

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Feb 26, 2024, 12:56:24 PMFeb 26
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Yes, many DBC brevets 1987-2005 had 100+ riders, 150 on some, and 100+ on one or two 600k events (most had 75-90.) I recall we broke 200 riders on a few 200k events in March (when we had some double century riders mixing with randonneurs as prime double century events approached) but 150 was often seen.

 

Bill Bryant

 

 

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I thought this should not pass without a shout-out for Rob Hawks and the SF Randonneurs.

A tremendous success story from the Bay Area due entirely to Rob's leadership and his willing rando supporters. . 101 riders for a brevet! Remarkable!

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"Hi all,

 

Yesterday, 101 riders began the Spring DPC in Pleasanton, CA and by the end of the ride, all 101 riders finished. Weather was very, very conducive to a wonderful day on the bike. Light winds, mild temps, and all day sunshine made for a great day"

 

Ken Jessett reporting.

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