Randonneurs Of the Mid-Atlantic (ROMA) sponsors randonneuring events in the Mid-Atlantic region of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. When riders participate in randonneuring events, they are part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring.
The main focus of ROMA is to prepare Randonneurs to complete a Super Randoneur Series and to be sucessful in any Grande Randonee in which they may wish to compete. This is accomplished by offering many brevet oppurtunities of various distances and difficulties.
The scenery of the Shenandoah Valley were most of the brevets take place is second to none. The terrain offers many challenges and training oppurtunities.
The weather is usually excellent with very pleasant temps during the day and stary nights. The weather of course can also be less than optimium and be an added challenge to the Brevet.