Recent Announcements

A Short History of PBP - updated!

As part of our work on the PBP page, rando historian extraordinaire Bill Bryant has updated his Short History of Paris Brest Paris. Bill has extended it from where it left off in 2003 to the present day. Plenty to tell!

So, the Short History is now a bit longer, and well worth it. Thank you, Bill!

PBP'23 pre-qualification starts next year - not too early to start reading about it!


RUSA On-Demand Attire at Voler - July deadline to order

Get 'em while they're hot ! Voler will be discontinuing their "Produce on Demand" service in July. That means that our 4 jerseys - the RUSA "national" jersey, two different K-Hound jerseys, and the PBP '19 jersey will not be available, nor will the shorts.  We don't know what we'll setup as an alternate arrangement but there may very well be a period of time during which there's no RUSA jersey available. If you've ever thought about buying one of these jerseys or the shorts, now's the time !

You can view the items at the link below, and order them directly, to be shipped to you by Voler:

Randonneurs USA Collection at Voler


Janice Chernekoff Selected for 2020 ARA

The RUSA Board has selected Janice Chernekoff for the 2020 American Randonneur Award, for her years of service as editor of American Randonneur magazine. 

Each year, the Board "presents an award to a member of the organization who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to randonneuring in the United States" as described on the ARA info page, from among those nominated by RUSA members.

Congratulations, Janice!  Highly deserved.

2021 Board Officers Chosen

The RUSA Board has chosen officers for 2021:

  • Dave Thompson - president
  • Debra Banks - vice president
  • Dan Driscoll - treasurer
  • Tim Sullivan - secretary

Thanks to Dave, Deb, Dan, and Tim for undertaking these responsibilities!  The rest of the 2020 Board comprises:

  • John Lee Ellis
  • Dawn Piech
  • Rob Hawks - RBA Liaison

Election Results for 2021 RUSA Board of Directors and RBA Liaison

RUSA is pleased to announce that Dan Driscoll and Dawn Piech have been elected to serve 3-year terms on the Board of Directors and that Rob Hawks has been elected as RBA Liaison for 2021. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the other candidates who stood for election. A special thanks, also, to Lois Springsteen, Cap'n John Ende and Pete Dusel who will be stepping down at the end of the year. The election results are as follows:

For Regular Board Positions:

Dan Driscoll: 222
Dawn Piech: 180
Bill Bryant: 156
Dan Diehn: 123
Jan Acuff: 107
Joel Lawrence: 84
Pete Dusel: 59
Andrew Mead:36
John Peltier: 20

For RBA Liaison:
Rob Hawks: 24
Michele Brougher: 18

Applying for P-12s having 2020 Scenarios

You may now apply for an P-12 using months after the Perms program resumed (8/2020 and later) and/or make-ups from the 12/2019-3/2020 period. Consult this announcement for details. You apply in the usual way via the link on the P-12 details page.

Questions?  Contact

Thanks again to the RUSA Web Team!

Applying for R-12s having 2020 Scenarios

You may now apply for an R-12 using months after the Perms program resumed (8/2020 and later) and/or make-ups from the 12/2019-3/2020 period. Consult this announcement for details. You apply in the usual way via the link on the R-12 details page.

P-12 support will be coming along next.

Questions?  Contact

A big thanks to the RUSA Web Team for the complex design, coding and testing that made this possible!

2021 Election

Election of Board of Directors and RBA Liaison take place from November 1st to December 15th. Please visit this year's Election Page to learn about the candidates and vote if you are an active member. Contact Dave Thompson at with any questions you may have.

Members may vote for Board of Directors candidates and RBAs may vote for their RBA Liaison. RUSA sincerely thanks all of those who have stepped up to stand for election this year.

RUSA Sanctioning Some October Events

For October, RUSA is sanctioning events and perms up to a nominal 600 km in distance, excluding team events (Darts, Arrows, Flèches). For example, a 615 km Super Randonnée 600 perm route or an ACP 600k brevet using a 610 km route would be ok. This is up from a 325 km limit in September.

As before, to organize these, a region:

  • must have submitted a pandemic / virus plan for safely organizing events,
  • must respect local guidelines and restrictions in how the events are run.