In mid January, in order to better serve the US's 3rd largest metropolitan region, the RUSA Board approved an additional region and RBA, based in Central Chicago. Sarah Rice will serve as RBA for the IL: Chicago Central region, which will be hosted by a new club, Chicago Randonneurs.
On February 5th, Michele Brougher, the RBA for IL:Chicago and president of Great Lakes Ultra Cycling (Great Lakes Randonneurs), which largely served Eastern Wisconsin, informed the RUSA Board that Great Lakes Ultra Cycling will no longer affiliate with Randonneurs USA or the Audax Club Parisien. Michele also resigned as RBA for that region. At this time, without a host club, the IL:Chicago region has been deactivated.
RBAs from the new IL: Chicago Central region as well as surrounding regions will be reviewing their calendars in the next few days to ensure coverage for our ridership. Many of our members ride with local clubs as well as with RUSA. We welcome GLUC members on RUSA events in the midwest and elsewhere in the US.
The RUSA Board thanks Michele Brougher for years of dedication and service to RUSA and randonneuring.
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