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.
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.
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.
2012 Results Packets on Their Way! -
Your packets of brevet cards, with homologation stickers affixed, are on their way. Congratulations to everyone!
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!
A Blustery Rabbit Mountain Romp -
My report of a sprinkly, sleety, and snowy Rabbit Mountain Romp is on the Brevets Blog.
Inaugural Vail Pass Volley 206km -
My report of the colorful, brilliant Vail Pass Volley 206km Permanent is on the Brevets Blog.
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.
Apple Valley Populaire Results Posted -
Read about the sunny, mild Apple Valley Populaire on the Results page.
James Canyon Jaunt 200k Results Posted -
Read about a blustery James Canyon Jaunt on the Results page and Blog.
Stove Prairie CW 200k Results Posted -
A great day for it - thanks to Bob Dean for leading - results posted on the Results page.
About the Brevets
Riders depart together at the prescribed departure time. Be
ready to sign in and have your bicycle inspected at least one-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). Events which are ACP sanctioned are noted on the schedule.
|· Results and Recognition - Your result is listed here, and if you are a RUSA member, you can see them on the RUSA website.
|· 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.
|· 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
|· 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.