Cancellations, Postponements, and Make-Ups

Updated 19-Mar-2020

Background - With the COVID-19 outbreak, we and other regions have had to make decisions about canceling events. The RMCC suspended all events starting March 16 for two weeks, with a review every two weeks to decide whether to continue the suspension for future events.

This page describes the review, cancellation, and rescheduling policies for our randonneuring events. We will also add possible make-up and postponement opportunities as they develop.

Impacts - Aside from the impact of not riding challenging events with your pals, and whatever RUSA distance goals you may have, there are these:

· R-12 and P-12 - Months with no Populaires or Brevets means not earning your R-12 or P-12 award. There may be a make-up scheme.

· ACP Super Randonneur, R-5000, R-10000 - ACP brevets are required for these awards, and the Flèche is required for the R-5000 and R-10000.

· Qualifying for Grand Randonnées - The Colorado High Country 1200 and some other grand randonnées require qualifying brevets. Organizers may offer substitute ways to qualify, or waive qualification. Check with them.

Schedule Review and Suspending Events - Every two weeks (or perhaps twice a month), starting March 17, we will review the status of the outbreak, as well as current governmental strictures and public health guidance. If we need to suspend or cancel the next two weeks' events, we will do so.

Events beyond the next two-week period will stay scheduled for the time being, except for those that require more advanced notice to riders and volunteers, and thus where we have to make a decision more than two weeks out. (The Colorado High Country is the prime example.)

"What does suspended or canceled mean?" - "Suspended" means it would be useful to move the event to a later date, if we're able; we may later decide just to cancel. For example, it would be useful to have a Flèche later in the year for R-5000 aspirants, assuming ACP decides to allow rescheduling. Similarly, it would be useful to move a "suspended" June 600k to July or August, for ACP SR or for qualifying for a late-season grand randonnée. "Canceled" means we aren't allowed to reschedule for later, or we don't find it useful. For example, we might cancel a 200k because there are plenty more later on in the schedule.

The RUSA schedule may show some suspended events as still active. For status as to whether we will run, suspend, or cancel them, go to our schedule page.

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Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unique and uncertain situation.