Recent Announcements

RUSA Seeking Design For PBP '07 Jersey

Fancy yourself a fashion designer? Here's your chance to prove it.
RUSA is looking for a new design for its PBP 2007 jersey.
The member with the winning design will get bragging rights and a free jersey.

The details: Entries showing the front and back of the jersey should be submitted as a PDF, JPG or TIFF file.

Designs must be submitted by Dec. 15, 2006.

Bill Bryant hands reins over to Mark Thomas

As mentioned in the February American Randonneur (which should be in mailboxes shortly), Bill Bryant is pulling off the front of the pace line of volunteers that has ably led Randonneurs USA since its inception in 1998. Randonneurs USA thanks Bill for his tireless service including a strong pull as RUSA President for the past two years. Bill will continue, as always, to devote substantial time and energy to RUSA and to the sport - serving as coordinator for the Fleches USA, administering various RUSA recognitions and awards, being a wise presence on the board, and mentoring many riders and volunteers.

At its January meeting, the Board of Directors chose Mark Thomas to be the next RUSA President. The other officers for 2006 are John Lee Ellis (Vice President), Tim Sullivan (Treasurer), and Terry Zmrhal (Secretary). Together with the rest of the 2006 board (Bill, Don Hamilton, and Tracey Ingle) and the volunteers, they look forward to serving the organization and the sport in 2006.

Austin, TX Brevet Organizer Resigns

The Austin, TX brevet organizer Jean-Luc Friang has unexpectedly resigned and his 2006 dates have been cancelled. RUSA is interested in finding a new Austin-area RBA for 2007 and beyond.

RUSA in mourning for Dr. Bob Breedlove

Randonneurs USA is in mourning for one of our members. Dr. Bob Breedlove died on June 23rd in Colorado while competing in the 2005 Race Across America. In addition to being an accomplished long-distance racer, Bob Breedlove was a veteran randonneur and a finisher of four Paris-Brest-Paris events. A fine guy and fun to be around, he will be sorely missed. Randonneurs USA sends its heartfelt sympathies to Bob's family and friends.