Recent Announcements

Flèche Rules Updated

March 25, 2015


Articles 10 and 11 of the Flèche Rules have been updated, to allow for verification of the 22hr and 24hr controls, in the event of no location of obtain verification at those control points.

2015 American Randonneur Award

March 6, 2015

RUSA is pleased to announce that Lois Springsteen is the recipient of the 2014 American Randonneur Award. View a picture here and look for an article in the next issue of American Randonneur.

Congratulations, Lois!

RUSA Board Elects 2015 Officers

January 28, 2015

RUSA's governing body is pleased to announce the list of officers for 2015. The election was held during a board meeting in January:

  • President — Mike Dayton. A North Carolina randonneur, Dayton was re-elected as RUSA's president.
  • Vice President — Rob Hawks. Hawks, the RBA for the San Francisco region, was re-elected as vice-president.
  • Treasurer — Susan Otcenas. Otcenas, a new board member from Oregon, was elected as treasurer. She replaces Eric Vigoren.
  • Secretary — Bill Beck. Beck, a DC Randonneurs member and former RBA for that region, was elected as secretary.

The 2015 board will be comprised of Beck, Dayton, Lynne Fitzsimmons, Hawks, Spencer Klaassen (RBA-Liaison), Otcenas and Mark Thomas.

The board extends its sincere appreciation to departing Board member Eric Vigoren for his many years of service to RUSA as treasurer.

2015 Board Election Results

November 18, 2014

We are pleased to report that Susan Otcenas has been elected and that Rob Hawks has been reelected to the RUSA Board of Directors. Spencer Klaassen has been elected as the RBA Liaison.

The vote tally for board candidates was:

  • Roland Bevan: 256 votes
  • Bill Bryant: 266 votes
  • Rob Hawks: 320 votes
  • Susan Otcenas: 337 votes
  • Mark Roberts: 219 votes

In voting for the RBA Liaison, these votes were recorded: Spencer Klaassen: 26. Only RBAs can vote for RBA Liaison candidates.

We express our thanks to all of the candidates who stood for election this fall.

Super 600 Randonnée permanents now on

October 27, 2014

Looking for a new challenge? The ACP Super Randonnée permanent program recognizes riders who complete epic routes with 600 km of distance and at least 10,000 meters of climbing. Organizers of these "SR600K" routes within the US can now opt to submit ride results to RUSA so they are included in member's results and can be used for some RUSA awards. Click here to see the routes that are currently approved in the US.

RUSA Handbook 5th Edition Distributed to Members

October 22, 2014

We recently completed the 5th edition of our Members' Handbook. With so many updates in this edition, we decided to distribute a copy to every RUSA member. Look for yours soon in your mailbox!

RUSA Board of Directors and RBA Representative Elections

September 17, 2014

It is time again for our annual elections. For a copy of the ballot and to read about the candidates, visit /pages/vote-0.

PLEASE NOTE: The online PDF has one additional Board candidate whose bio was not included in the newsletter. Please review the online Candidate Statements and use the online ballot to cast your votes.

You can also use the revised ballot you received in the mail.

Ballots are due by November 15.

RUSA PBP 2015 Jersey Design Contest!

RUSA needs your help! We are looking for a design for our PBP 2015 jersey. Ideally the design would make RUSA riders easily recognizable as part of the American team participating in the event. (The ACP will offer an event jersey.)

The RUSA member with the winning design will get bragging rights and a free jersey.

Design entries must include the front and back of the jersey. Design artwork is preferred in vector format as a PDF, Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) EPS file (.eps) or .svg file. The design must include the RUSA logo and the PBP logo. The words Randonneurs USA (or RUSA) and Paris Brest Paris (or PBP) must be incorporated into the design.

Submit your design via e-mail to by December 31, 2014.

American Randonneur Award Nominations — Deadline Extended to February 1

January 10, 2014

Many RUSA members are still receiving their Winter 2013 issue of American Randonneur. So we‘ve extended the deadline for the American Randonneur Award nominations until February 1.

The American Randonneur Award is presented to a RUSA member who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to randonneuring in the United States. The award recipient can be an RBA who has dramatically increased brevet participation, a hard-working RUSA volunteer, or someone who has helped randonneuring flourish by a selfless act, good sportsmanship, camaraderie, or by being a good Samaritan.

To nominate someone, please use the form on page 60 in the latest issue of American Randonneur. You can also find information on RUSA‘s website at