Recent Announcements

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.

P-12, R-12, and K-Hound Accommodations because of Perms Suspension

We hope that by end of December, members seeking to continue P-12 and R-12 streaks, and K-Hound aspirants will have been able to achieve their goals. If because of the Perms program suspension in early December you haven't been able to by 12/31, you will be allowed to perform make-up rides in January, 2019. 

P-12 and R-12: in the month of January, you may ride a 100k permanent populaire towards P-12 credit and/or a 200k permanent towards R-12 credit. Distances over 100km  and 200km, respectively, will be rounded down to 100km and 200km when we process the make-ups.

K-Hound: If you would have been able to reach K-Hound status but for the one-week permanents suspension, you can apply to ride make-up permanents in January. Contact Dan Driscoll for details and to report your intention to ride make-ups in January.  You should do this before riding make-ups. Thank you, Dan!

Procedure: Apply to the route owner and sign the waiver in the normal way, do your ride(s), submit your materials, and wait for the result(s) to be posted. At that point you can register your ride(s) as make-up, using a form on the website.

We will take care of the rest. Your rides will be credited to dates in December, for perms of 200k and/or 100k distance. This means they will count towards 2018 distance and awards for which perms are eligible, and will not count towards 2019.

Thanks again for your resiliency and support during the early December Permanent suspension, and for your flexibility in this make-up scheme.