By Bill Bryant
The Audax Club Parisien has announced a minor change to the qualifying criteria for its prestigious Randonneur-5000 award.
As always, one needs to ride a series of five ACP brevets: 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k, and 1000k; plus a Paris-Brest-Paris event; plus a Flèche- Velocio (or its equivalent; in our country it is the Flèches-USA). These events add up to 4060 kms; the balance of kilometers to reach 5000 can come from other ACP brevets.
The new addition is that a Randonneurs Mondiaux 1200k, such as BMB, can now be counted too. (Note, however, that the RM 1200k cannot take the place of the ACP 1000k.) Riders have a four-year period to ride these events.
Applications for the R-5000 are due to RUSA each year by Sept. 15.
Full details can be found on the RUSA web site at: http://www.rusa.org/r5000.html.