Welcome to the world of endurance cycling and camaraderie!

Classic GLR 600k loop from Woodstock combines the Psychedelic Cow and Eagle into one very fun ride.  Get ready to pass through Hebron 3x and be sure to get ice cream on your last trip through! 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. 
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


    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 Super Randonneur Series a Year
    200k/300k/400k/600, plus the Million Meters 1000k and a flèche Team Randonneuring Event
    Club Resources

    Slack channel, Premium RWGPS access to club libraries, on ride support
    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

46 People

Total Club Distance
5,554 Miles

2024 Goal 40,000 Miles

Rides in our Club
Membership included for new riders

Click on ride name for details

Sep 07

Members: Free
None registered

Sep 07

Members: Free
None registered

Oct 20

Members: Free
None registered
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