Manitoba Randonneurs welcome and encourage cyclists of all skill levels to redefine their capabilities by riding long roads together through Manitoba’s natural beauty.
We ride through a calendar of 200, 300, 400, 600 and 1000 kilometre brevets (club rides) each year, with a few shorter distances mixed in. Each brevet carries a time limit that is demanding enough to keep you moving, but relaxed enough to allow you to enjoy conversation through our beautiful countryside.
We are part of a worldwide network of like-minded cyclists whose flagship event is the quadrennial 1200 km Paris-Brest-Paris, which was first run in 1891. Our brevets are sanctioned by the Manitoba Cycling Association and the Audax Club Parisien (ACP), and they are governed by the regulations of the Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux.
Our club was founded in May 1993 by Brian Leier, co-founder of the Prairie Randonneurs in SK. In 2013, after 20 years of dedicated leadership, he passed the torch on to an enthusiastic new guy, Sam Ehlers. Sam has been grateful for the opportunity ever since, and continually works to spread this unique cycling style to the minds of every Manitoban cyclist.