How Our Rides Work

New Members

We warmly welcome new members and hope you will try us out. Please note that you MUST have a helmet and an adequately equipped bike. It is important that you have enough riding experience to handle the distance and difficulty of your chosen route. We are on the road for the better part of the day, and participants should be able to keep up with their group. See Your First Ride with RA.

Before registering for a ride, all newcomers to Randonnee are asked to contact us through – send an email with a phone number at which we can reach you for a briefing on Randonnee rides.

Saturday Trips

Every year we plan a full season with many destinations in Quebec, Ontario, Vermont and New York! We begin the season with the easier rides and end with the most difficult, but in between we are aiming for a more mixed program. To participate, note that:

  • all participants are expected to register before the ride;
  • the meeting point for all rides will be at 9:30 am at the destination parking lot, and the trip briefing and departure will be shortly thereafter – please be on time!
  • we encourage carpooling as a way to bring riders together and reduce the number of cars on the road – rides can be offered or requested using the registration sheet accessed through the wikidot below.

The Cycling wiki ( is where to go to:

  • find the link to register for the ride (provide name, cell phone number, emergency contact number, and carpool details) – the list will be open from the Tuesday before a Saturday ride; sign up by Friday 7 pm;
  • find the link to get maps, ride cue sheets and driving instructions in PDF form or for a GPS device (as of the Tuesday before a Saturday ride);
  • find the link to the registration sheet to check if there is a weather-related cancellation or postponement (check after 7 pm on the Friday before a Saturday ride).

Weekend trips

To register for weekend overnight trips, visit Cycling Calendar.

Description of Fees

All rides and activities are planned and led by club volunteers.


$35 / year. Membership gives you the right to participate in all club activities (cycling, hiking, winter sports and social activities). Those persons considering joining the club may participate in one Saturday ride before becoming a member. To become a member, go to Buy Membership. Consult the page RA Member Login Explained to learn how to create a new RA member account, log into your existing account, and/or purchase or renew a membership.

Saturday Trips:

We no longer charge an administrative fee.

$20 carpool fee for each passenger payable in cash to the driver.

Weekend Trips:

The price of the trip (to be paid online by credit card or PayPal) as indicated on the website with the trip description
The carpool fee
(to be paid in cash to the driver at departure) – this amount varies depending on the distance to the destination

Border Crossing for US Trips

It is the responsibility of each participant to have the proper documents to travel to the US and back. With the US administration imposing more severe border crossing restrictions, extra caution is needed. The group or carpool cannot wait for you if you are held up at the border. Therefore you must evaluate for yourself whether the benefit of a trip to the US is worth the risk of being left at the border. Furthermore, if you are traveling with a passport other than Canadian or American, please inform the trip leader or carpool driver at the outset. Participants requiring a visa to enter the US must have obtained their visa prior to the trip. You should also ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage for the US.


If you have any questions, email the club at and someone will get back to you shortly.