2017 Event Schedule

About the Brevets

· Sign-In/Inspection/Departure - Riders depart together at the scheduled departure time, or may depart within an hour afterwards. Be ready to sign in and have your bicycle inspected at least a half hour before the scheduled departure time.
· Pre-Registration - Pre-registration 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, 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 join/renew online, or bring a paper application and check to the event start.
· Randonneurs USA membership - is optional. However, for events 200km and longer, riders who are not RUSA members incur a fee of $5 per event, to cover RUSA's costs. You may join/renew with RUSA up to and including the event start. This fee doesn't apply to Populaires.
· 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 at the event start.
· 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" - 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.
· 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.

About Permanents


· What is a Permanent? - A RUSA Permanent is like a brevet, but you can schedule with the route owner when to ride it. Permanents are not affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club. Permanent routes are "owned" by RUSA members, with whom you make arrangements to ride.
· What are the Rules and Awards? - Permanents are sanctioned by RUSA, and the rules are similar to those for brevets. Permanents count toward a number of RUSA awards. Riders also use Permanents to augment their randonneuring events, for training and fun.
· How to Find Them? - You can find Permanents in Colorado and elsewhere on the RUSA website. Many are also described here.