|President||John Lee Ellis|
Randonneurs USA or RUSA is affiliated to Audax Club Parisien and coordinates and promotes the randonneuring style of cycling within the US. Cyclists from the US who wish to ride the Paris–Brest–Paris event qualify for the event through RUSA.
RUSA was formed in 1998 by Jennifer Wise, Johnny Bertrand and John Wagner, along with six others.
1 Jennifer Wise Middletown RI 2 Johnny Bertrand Georgetown KY 3 John Wagner Seattle WA 4 Dave Jordan Arlington MA 5 Sherry Reed Columbus OH 6 Charlie Henderson Littleton CO 7 Bill Bryant Santa Cruz CA 8 Lois Springsteen Santa Cruz CA 9 Pierce Gafgen Middletown RI
RUSA Specific Events
In addition to the support for ACP events, RUSA offers several other events including RUSA-ONLY brevets. A very popular RUSA only event is the Permanent.
The Permanent is a members-only event where a member can contact a Permanent Owner to sign up to do the Permanent and then eventually ride the Permanent. The Permanent can be used to help complete other RUSA ONLY awards such as the R-12 or RUSA Distance Awards.
A great way for a rider to get introduced to Randonneuring is by riding a Populaire, which is a shorter distance Brevet - 100-199 km in length. By doing so, newcomers get to know and learn about long distance rides style and rules of Randonneuring.
The longest brevets organised by RUSA include:
- Cascade 1200 (USA)
- Colorado High Country 1200 (USA)
- Cracker Swamp 1200 (USA)
- Endless Mountains 1240K Randonnée (USA)
- Florida Sunshine 1200k (USA)
- Gold Rush Randonnée (USA)
- Last Chance 1200k Randonnée (USA)
- Taste of Carolina (USA)
- Texas Rando Stampede (USA)
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