Recent Announcements

RUSA Adds Instagram Account

RUSA is excited to announce the launch of an Instagram account. Please follow to stay updated on all the happenings at PBP. Tag in your posts and don’t forget to hashtag your inspiring PBP grams #rusapbp2019

Incident Reporting for RBAs and Permanent Owners

Anything that's reported to the RBA/Permanent Owner should, in general, be reported as an incident to the RUSA Safety Officer who will in turn send to the RUSA Board and Insurance Committee and Carrier. Please fill out the form and attach it to your email to You may refer to the Sports Underwriter's Guidelines if you wish.

Examples of situations requiring an incident report:

  1. Police involved
  2. Transport to a hospital or health care facility for assessment / treatment
  3. Concussion potential, eg.  Banged head / damaged helmet
  4. Significant  cuts and/or road rash that might need medical treatment
  5. Anything involving more than one rider, a vehicle or an animal
  6. Course issues causing the incident – road work, bad railroad tracks, gravel on the course, anything that might have been forewarned had it been  known.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. 

The information will be kept confidential by the RUSA Board and our Insurance Committee and will also be reported to our insurance carrier, as required.

K-Hound Jersey Now Available in Yellow

For those looking for brighter colors, or for those who like yellow, the K-Hound jersey is now available yellow as well as blue.

K-Hound jersey in yellow
K-Hound Jersey in Yellow


New Ride Search Tool!

We've added a link to the Search for Rides page to search for brevets and other events, and perms within a radius:

Search for brevets on a map (created and supported by Jake Kassen)   

This tool has a lot of features. It displays nearby brevets (using some heuristics, including the route assigned to it or the locus of the region), and permanents, plus when routes were last used. You give it a location and radius to search - e.g., "rides within 80 miles of Frisco, CO."

The existing ways to look up rides or regions are still there:

  • one or more regions' events
  • one or more states through which brevets with assigned routes pass
  • Map of regions - a quick way to see where regions are based

Thanks to Jake for developing this useful tool!

RBA Liaison Handover from Jake Kassen to Tim Sullivan

Jake Kassen is stepping down from his RBA Liaison position because of work and other time commitments. We very much appreciate his service over the last year and a half.

The RUSA Board has selected Tim Sullivan to fill out Jake's term to year's end. Tim has served a RUSA Treasurer on the Board in the past and is a very experienced RUSA member. We welcome Tim and thank him for taking on this duty.

Rando Scout Award - a new challenge!

Rando Scout Award

Eager to explore new routes? The Rando Scout recognizes RUSA members who have ridden at least 25 distinct routes in brevet, populaire, or grand randonnée (1200km and longer) RUSA events. (Permanents do not count.) The route must be in the RUSA Brevet Routes database and be linked to the event ridden by the member. There is no time limit to accumulate routes.

Members do not have to apply to be recognized.  There is no physical award associated with this recognition.

See the Rando Scout Award page for details, and to view those who've already achieved Rando Scout status.


Group Order ended April 16.  Jerseys still available for production on demand from Voler - order here.

RUSA PBP'19 Jersey

... also, caps and vests available!

PBP cap and vest

K-Hound Jersey Now Available for Purchase

Are you a K-Hound or an aspiring K-Hound?  The new K-Hound jersey is now available for purchase by visiting the Voler RUSA Collection page.  This jersey commemorates the RUSA K-Hound award - for completing at least 10,000 km in a year in RUSA rides. Order now and celebrate your K-Houndedness.  Woof!

K-Hound Jersey
K-Hound Jersey

Restrictions on Minors Riding Events and Perms

Due to restrictions in our insurance coverage, minors can only ride events and permanent routes in Florida or Alaska. In Florida and/or Alaska, a parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver for minor participants. The list of eligible states may change as RUSA Board obtains additional information regarding the insurance coverage issues. See the Waiver Guidelines for this and other details.