These provisions cover events whose assigned routes include unpaved distance, both in terms of credit for unpaved distance, and extra time allowance for finishing.
An event's official unpaved distance is the unpaved distance of the route in the Routes Database at time results are submitted.
Unpaved Distance Credit
Finishers accrue RUSA unpaved distance credit for all RUSA rides except for Team Events and Permanents.
|No||Yes||Randonneurs Mondiaux-sanctioned grand randonnées||RM|
|No||Yes||Audax (UAF-sanctioned) events||UAFB and UAFJ|
|Opt.*||Yes||RUSA-sanctioned brevets and populaires||RUSAB and RUSAP|
|No||Yes||ACP SR600 Permanents||ACPT|
|No||No||Team Events (Flèches, Arrows, Darts, Dart Populaires)||ACPF and RUSAF|
|No||No||RUSA Permanents and Permanent Populaires||RUSAT|
* It's the RBA's option whether to allow extra time.
Extra Time Allowance and Intermediate Checkpoints
RUSA-sanctioned brevets and populaires (event types RUSAB and RUSAP, respectively) can allow extra time to finish based on unpaved distance. This is the RBA's option. If the RBA is allowing extra time:
- Intermediate checkpoints have no opening and closing times. For other event types (ACP-, RM-, and UAF-sanctioned brevets), intermediate checkpoints - if timed - have the same opening and closing times they would have for a route with no unpaved distance.
- Extra time allowed to finish is based on the total official unpaved distance. Each unpaved kilometer adds 1 minute to the finish time cutoff. So a 200 km brevet with 50 km unpaved would be allowed 50 extra minutes to finish.