Sending an application and fee payment gains you a spot on the Confirmed Rider List, or if the rider limit has been met, on the Waiting List. (Riders move from the Waiting list to the Confirmed list as confirmed riders withdraw.) These policies are intended to let committed riders plan ahead, while encouraging folks to free up their spots should their circumstances change.
Priority - Except for the Pre-Registration Period (below), registration is first-come, first-served (based on when application and payment were received).
Pre-Registration - There will be an initial, two-week period (January 15-31) when riders can send in their fee and application. At the end of the period, those riders for whom registration and payment has been received will be placed on the Confirmed List and, if necessary, Waiting List, using a lottery system. Note: those pre-registrants who have volunteered on the High Country or Last Chance 1200 in the previous two years get initial placement on the confirmed list.
Payment - You may pay online, or by check in US dollars.
- You may apply before qualifying. If you have not yet qualified, note this on your application, and give us the details when you do complete qualifying. (There is a separate online form to report qualifying rides.) If you have not qualified by the qualification deadline, or made special arrangements, your spot will be freed. If the qualification deadline poses difficulties, contact us
Cancellation - You may cancel by notifying us and receive a full refund if you are on the Waiting List, or a partial refund if you are on the Confirmed list. Preliminary policy for confirmed riders (subject to change):
- Before May 1: full refund minus $20
- Before June 1: full refund minus $50
- Before July 1: 50% refund.
- Thereafter: no refund.
Qualifying Events - Riders must complete, between January 1 and June 5, a Super-Randonneur series (200km, 300km, 400km, 600km brevets), or a 1000km or longer randonnée. Brevets do not need to be ridden in order of increasing distance. ACP or RUSA-sanctioned non-ACP brevets can be used.
Substitutions - A longer-distance brevet can be substituted for a given distance requirement - for example, an ACP 300km brevet or a RUSA 250km brevet for the 200km requirement. A RUSA Permanent can be substituted for the 200km, 300km, or 400km requirement, with approval of the organizer (based on individual circumstances, such as whether a local qualifying series is available). In limited circumstances, the rider may apply to the organizer for other substitutions.