Headquarters has received many notes of thanks from our RUSA members for the revised randonneuring handbook. It was written with the goal of helping others understand our sport better and to be successful on their first brevets.

Now that all current members have received their copy, in the future it will be sent to new members when they join RUSA. These notes of thanks, along with all the others too numerous to print here, are very much appreciated by the entire team of Volunteers who worked so hard to produce the handbook.

Typical among the messages was one from John Armstrong of Boulder Creek, California:

I just received my first Randonneurs USA handbook in the mail...beautifully assembled and packaged. Thank you for providing this terrific (and completely unexpected) resource. As a newbie to the sport, I appreciate the helpful guidelines as well as the inspiring examples from the anciens/anciennes.

We have also heard from some randonneuring luminaries outside the USA and their comments are very much appreciated too:

I have just received your Member's Handbook and others publications from Randonneurs USA. Thank you very much for all this. It is great to see how you are managing the "randonneur spirit" in the USA.

Best regards, Jean-Gualbert Faburel Audax Club Parisien

Dear Bill,
I just received the RUSA Handbook. Many thanks from Suzanne and me for dedicating it to us. We really appreciate this honor. Congratulations on an important piece of work. It's very well done. The instructions concerning brevets are clear and precise. Thanks again.

Your friends, Suzanne & Bob Lepertel

I wish I would have had such a document when I started randonneuring 12 years ago. Whatever can be said about the "Trial and Error" methods, an alternative like your Handbook would have alleviated many aches and pains! Congratulation on the excellent work. The dedication of the RUSA Volunteers has produced an excellent reference document. This dedication towards the sport also demonstrates why, within a few years, RUSA has become the leading group of Randonneurs/ses amongst les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

Best regards, Real Prefontaine Past-President, Randonneurs Mondiaux