This table summarizes the types of events that may appear on the RUSA calendar.
The type Code is used in various tables found on this site. It indicates the format and rules governing how an event is run. For example, an event of 360 km might be any of four different types: a ACP-sanctioned flèche (ACPF), a RUSA-sanctioned brevet (RUSAB), a RUSA-sanctioned arrow (RUSAF), or a RUSA-sanctioned permanent (RUSAT).
|RM randonnée||RM||Events of 1200km or more which are sanctioned by Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM). This category includes Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP).|
|ACP brevet||ACPB||Brevets of 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km, or 1000km, sanctioned by the Audax Club Parisien (ACP). In Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) years, ACP-sanctioned brevets act as PBP qualifiers. French brevet medals are available for these events. ACP brevets may be used to qualify for other awards such as the Super Randonneur and Randonneur 5000 medals.|
|ACP flèche||ACPF||A 24-hour team ride patterned on the rules of the Flèche Velocio. Traditionally held at Easter, teams of 3-5 cycles strive to cover a distance of at least 360km. One of these events is required to qualify for the Randonneur 5000 award.|
|ACP trace||ACPR||A team ride - held in conjunction with a flèche - of 3-6 cycles which must cover 200km to 360km over a roughly 36-hour time frame. Trace results are currently not posted by RUSA and do not earn credit towards any RUSA awards.|
|RUSA populaire||RUSAP||A domestically-sanctioned ride of any distance from 100km to 199km, run in a similar manner to a brevet. Credit is given toward RUSA medals only. Populaires may not be used as PBP qualifiers.|
|RUSA brevet||RUSAB||A domestically-sanctioned brevet of any distance from 200km to 1199km. Credit is given toward RUSA medals only. Domestically-sanctioned brevets may not be used as PBP qualifiers.|
|RUSA arrow||RUSAF||A domestically-sanctioned team ride run in the same manner as a flèche. The minimum-length arrow is 360km in 24 hours; however, arrows may be longer and may be held at any time of year. Credit is given toward RUSA medals only.|
|RUSA dart||RUSAF||A "short arrow": minimum of 200km in 13.5 hours. Credit is given toward RUSA medals only.|
|RUSA dart populaire||RUSAF||An 8-hour team event with a minimum distance of 120km. Credit is given toward RUSA medals only.|
|RUSA permanent||RUSAT||An established route of 200km or more that may be ridden by prior arrangement with the organizer. Credit is given toward RUSA medals only. Prior to 2009, a given route could be used for distance credit just once in any calendar year.Permanents may not be used as PBP qualifiers.|
|RUSA permanent populaire||RUSAT||A permanent of any distance from 100km to 199km.|