Event Schedule

About the Brevets

· Sign-In/Inspection/Departure - Special rules and procedures are in effect during this period. This includes the use of photo controls and GPS tracks, and a touchless approach to starting, riding, and finishing. For details, see the Rider Safety Checklist.
· Pre-Registration - Pre-Registration (before the event) allows us to staff and supply the ride appropriately. Pre-registrants may also receive materials and notifications in advance. A few brevets require pre-registration.
· How to Register - You may register online before the event. This process will also collect any fees associated with the event. (For most of our events, this is only the RUSA event fee.).
· RMCC membership - is required to ride our events unless noted. Membership dues fund our normal brevets, populaires, and team events. If you do not have a current RMCC membership, you may join/renew online, or bring a paper application and check to the event start.
· Randonneurs USA (RUSA) membership - is now also required. You may join/renew with RUSA up to and including the event start. In addition to supporting the sport of randonneuring in the US, as a RUSA member you can qualify for and purchase awards, view your results on the RUSA website, and you receive the quarterly American Randonneur magazine.
· Qualifying - A few events require qualifying - because of their difficulty or distance. Qualification details are noted on the schedule.
· Rules - Please read the brevet rules carefully before coming to the ride. Please also study the waiver which riders sign for each event. You can find the event waiver with the event description on the brevet schedule page.
· 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. All our brevets are ACP sanctioned unless otherwise noted on the schedule. Other Awards - These events also count towards other RUSA and ACP awards.
· 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.
· What are Brevets? - "Brevet" means "certificate" in French. 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. Most of the controls on our brevets are at stores. You may also document your passage through controls electronically using GPS tracks or photos, unless not permitted by the organizer.
· 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, Colorado High Country, Cascade 1200, or Gold Rush Randonnée.
· Results and Recognition - Populaire results, like brevet results, are posted not only here but with RUSA, and count towards RUSA Distance Awards.