Welcome to NJ Randonneurs
HISTORICAL and ORIGINAL CYCLING WEBSITE for NJ RANDONNEURS
Years: 2001 - 2005

Within this site, you will find photos, results and cycling stories along with all the brevet and randonneuring info for the start of each ride organized in the years 2001 until 2005. Rides were organized by Diane Goodwin, the creator and founder of the NJ Randonneurs. NJ Randonneurs offers rides throughout the Northease including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City.

With the help of Jennifer Wise, founder of RUSA (Randonneurs USA), the name was chosen. Sandiway Fong and Chris Pile were the first two cyclists offering to volunteer to create a full series, 200K, 300K, 400K and 600K, along with some Populaires. Leroy and Edith Varga were the first official "day of brevet" volunteers who so many participants enjoyed and relied upon to complete their first brevets. Tom Rosenbauer, now PA Randonneur organizer, contributed to the series, along with his wife, Becky, to create the hilliest and most unforgettable 600K. Diane Goodwin was fortunate enough to have Laurent Chambard come abroad - and on board - as a mentor after Sandiway Fong moved to Arizona to pursue his dream (professional dream that is, we all know he dreams about cycling continuously) as a professor at University of Tuscan.

Two other names to add to the list are Nate Morgenstern and Kyle Chu - both NJ residents. Nate became our "star" rider and always a mentor, as he is phenomenal in climbing and completing these long distance events in the front - well, the first finisher, taking Sandiway's title. Kyle Chu, like Leroy and Edith, was a volunteer "at a moment's notice." Most notably was the 600K when he told the organizer, Diane Goodwin, to "just call anytime, even midnight, and I'll come out to SAG."

The series has always been a success ... due to the dedication and love of cycling of Diane Goodwin .... the volunteers are a long list and are duely notead in this site. Come back for updates .... and please, continue to support Tom Rosenbauer and Leroy Varga on the NJ and now, PAseries'.

PA RANDONNEURS: Tom Rosenbauer, RBA trosenbauer@rcn.com
NJ RANDONNEURS: Leroy Varga, RBA
leroyvarga@verizon.net

RUSA RIDE CALENDAR: Click on "Rides" and start searching!

-diane goodwin

Diane Goodwin
dgoody@gmail.com
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BMB 2005 STEVE SCHEETZ
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(it's a LONG ONE!)
MAGIC SOCKS?

For the full scoop ... see Laurent Chambard's ride report and photos from Gold Rush Randonee 2005!


NYC Commuting News: Morning commutes and NYC brevet series using George Washington Bridge (GWB) are being affected by Port Authority's new construction schedule. Changes will be in effect from Sept 2005 until June 2006. Click for details. The photo above was taken on my first commute over the NORTH SIDE of GWB. WARNING: Bring rubber soled shoes - climbing and carrying your bike can be dangerous in road shoes. Here is the schedule from (www.panynj.org). Click on bridges to get to GWB and the link is on the righthand side of the GWB page:

Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Friday, 6 a.m. until midnight
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. until midnight

Please note:
• The South sidewalk is open now through Friday, November 19.

diane goodwin

MT WASHINGTON HILL CLIMB 2005 .... completed by Paul Schaye (right) and Judson Hand. See how our local randonneurs faired ...
8 NJ RANDONNEURS take on BMB .... Paul Shapiro and Mary Crawley on tandem, Laurent Chambard, Guy Harris, Mitch LeSack, Bill Olsen, Ralph Pruitt, Mike Martin and Steve Scheetz. BMB bike check started on Wed Aug 17 and official start was Thurs Aug 18 at 4 or 6 a.m. (depending if you want all 90 hours!)

RALPH PRUITT, Holmes, NY
326 miles at Saratoga 12/24 - July 9, 2005

KEVIN HICKMAN - End to End Ride
England. Check out his website: West Oxon Cycling
RICHARD BRAVO and MARK HNATOV complete RAAM 2005!
FINISH LINE - 2005 RAAM photos of Cat Berge
2005 Hillier Than Thou Official Results

(posted 10.3.05)


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