News

2014 Brevet/Populaire Registration Open - Registration for our 2014 brevets and populaires is now open. You can register online, or print off the form and mail it. Make sure your RMCC membership is current. 26-Feb-2014

Colorado High Country 1200 Registration Open - Registration for the Colorado High Country 1200 is open, and registrants have already spilled over to the waiting list. 6-Jan-2014

2014 Schedule - The 2014 Schedule except for populaires has been submitted to RUSA and approved As you will see, we may have to revise or replace a number of routes that use canyon roads damaged by the flood. 12-Oct-2013

P-12 Awardees! - I've added our two awardees for the newish RUSA P-12 award to the Colorado R-12 page ... and a photo of the great patch awardees get. At this time of year in Colorado, the P-12 may be a great way to get your ramp-up training started. 24-Feb-2013

Last Chance Pre-Registration Open! - Pre-Registration for the 2013 Colorado Last Chance 1200k is open until the end of the month. Interested? Register now! More info here. 15-Jan-2013

2012 Results Packets on Their Way! - Your packets of brevet cards, with homologation stickers affixed, are on their way. Congratulations to everyone! 14-Jan-2013

Local Awardees Recognized - I've updated the awards pages for our local Super Randonneur, Randonneur 5000, and R-12 awardees to date. Congratulations to everyone of you! 23-Nov-2012

A Blustery Rabbit Mountain Romp - My report of a sprinkly, sleety, and snowy Rabbit Mountain Romp is on the Brevets Blog. 10-Nov-2012

Inaugural Vail Pass Volley 206km - My report of the colorful, brilliant Vail Pass Volley 206km Permanent is on the Brevets Blog. 8-Nov-2012

2013 Schedule Posted - Next year's schedule has been posted. Brevets, 1200k's, and the fleche have been approved by RUSA. Populaires are still preliminary. 18-Oct-2012

Apple Valley Populaire Results Posted - Read about the sunny, mild Apple Valley Populaire on the Results page. 18-Oct-2012

James Canyon Jaunt 200k Results Posted - Read about a blustery James Canyon Jaunt on the Results page and Blog. 16-Oct-2012

Stove Prairie CW 200k Results Posted - A great day for it - thanks to Bob Dean for leading - results posted on the Results page. 16-Oct-2012

About the Brevets


· Sign-In/Inspection/Departure - Riders depart together at the prescribed departure time. Be ready to sign in and have your bicycle inspected at least a half hour before departure and especially for the shorter (better attended) brevets, plan to arrive an hour before departure.  All routes finish where they start, unless otherwise indicated.
· Pre-Registration - Pre-registration allows us to staff and supply the ride appropriately. If the ride must be cancelled or rescheduled, registered riders can be informed. Pre-registrants may also receive materials such as route maps in advance. A few brevets require confirmed pre-registration.  
· How to Register - You may register online, or by mail using printing off and filling in the online form, or by e-mailing the brevet administrator.
· RMCC membership - is required, for insurance reasons, to ride all brevets and populaires unless noted. If you do not have a current RMCC membership, you may send in your membership application and fee with the registration form, mail it separately, or bring it to the event start.
· Qualifying - If a brevet requires pre-qualification, the event director will contact you after you register.
· Rules - Please read the brevet rules carefully before coming to the ride. You may also peruse the waiver which riders sign on day-of-event sign in. Bonne route!
· Medals - RUSA members may order an ACP medal directly from RUSA after successfully completing an Audax Club Parisien-sanctioned brevet. You may order medals individually or for multiple events (more economical). All our brevets are ACP sanctioned unless otherwise noted on the schedule. (1200km events and events under 200km are not ACP-sanctioned.)
· Results and Recognition - Your result is listed on our results pages and if you are a RUSA member, on the RUSA website as well.

About Randonneuring


· What is Randonneuring? - "Randonneuring" is the French term for ranging over an extended, challenging course. Its tradition goes back to the start of cycling in France and Italy. Brevets are randonneuring events: non-competitive endurance rides requiring self-sufficiency… and occasional bursts of tenacity. Camaraderie is encouraged. Learn more ...
· What are Brevets? - "Brevet" means “certificate” - your ride is validated with its own certificate number, and your result posted. You authenticate that you've completed the route by having your control card validated at a number of controls along the route and at the finish.
· Randonneurs USA - These events - like others across the country - are sanctioned by Randonneurs USA (RUSA). Joining RUSA helps support randonneuring. And as a RUSA member, you are eligible for awards, your results are listed on the national website, and you receive the informative American Randonneur magazine.

About Populaires


· What is a Populaire? - A Populaire is a brevet-format ride shorter than 200km (100km-199km), run under the same rules and using the same kind of control cards as brevets.
· Learn about Brevets - Populaires let you learn how brevets work and get inside tips from brevet veterans.
· Prepare for the spring Brevets - Spring populaires help you build conditioning and pacing for the brevets that start in April and May.
· Learn about RUSA and Longer Randonnées - Populaires are a good chance to learn about Randonneurs USA and think about longer randonnées such as the Colorado Last Chance, Cascade 1200, or Shenandoah 1200.
· Results and Recognition - Populaire results, like brevet results, are posted not only here but with RUSA, and count towards RUSA Distance Awards.