Ohio Randonneurs


		
	

About our rides

Brevets

Ohio Randonneurs ACP brevets are sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien through Randonneurs USA. Completing a series of brevets (200k, 300, 400k and 600k) will qualify a rider for 1200k randonnées or other Randonneur Mondiaux randonnées. Our goal, besides having fun, is to provide riders with the opportunity to complete ultra distance events and prepare for 1200k events.

 

Controls

All controls will be near or at motels, 24 hour convenience stores, delis or restaurants. Plan to stock up on beverage and food prior to the start and plan your stops to replenish. Most of the controls will be staffed by volunteers. Be warned, there may be “secret” controls along the way.

 

Lights and reflective gear

Lights and reflective gear are required for all rides 300 km and longer AND for any riding before sunrise or after sunset.  See the ride rules for more details.

 

Routes

The routes are almost never marked. Most roads are clearly marked with road names or the cue sheet will include good landmarks to identify the turns. A randonneur is expected to be able to navigate from a cue sheet without the help of a GPS unit. These days, our routes and cue sheets will be provided via RideWithGPS.  If navigating solely by cue sheet, make sure you have a good working cyclecomputer to keep track of your mileage. 

All precautions should be taken to ensure that you follow the cue sheet which is the official route for each event. Routes are subject to change up to day of ride.

 

Payment

After completing registration through this site, you will receive a confirmation email. At this point, all payments are made via PayPal. 

 

Post Ride

Return brevet cards to the ride leader at the finish control or sign your brevet card and drop it in the designated location that will be identified at the pre-ride briefing.

If self-reporting (Electronic Proof of Passage or EPP), use this website to send in your gps track link. 

Medals may be purchased by RUSA members at the RUSA Online Store. No medals will be available at the ride finish.

 

Results

Results will be posted on the event details pages a few days after the event. They will be posted alphabetically.

 

DNF’s

When you don’t finish an event we call it a DNF (Did Not Finish). This can be due to many reasons such as fatigue, illness, mechanical breakdown, or just not having fun. Since most of us ride these events for the challenge it’s disappointing when we don’t finish. Don’t let it get you down. Use it as a learning experience for the next time.

If you don’t finish an event, notify the organizer immediately so that we know you are off the course and safe. Contact information for the organizer will be listed on the cue sheet and control card.