From the Randonneurs USA (RUSA) Website:


Randonneuring: Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. When riders participate in randonneuring events, they are part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring.


brevet   (bruh vay) - Literally, the word means "certificate", "patent", or "diploma" in French. In "randonneuring", it means two things: certification of having successfully done a randonné, --indicated by a small numbered sticker placed on a completed brevet card --, as well as, by extension the long-distance event itself (at least 200 kilometers in length). Completing a successful brevet means one's ride has been certified and registered in France, and the rider's name is added to the roll of honor, going all the way back to 1921. These challenging rides can also entitle the rider to enter longer events such as Paris-Brest-Paris or Boston-Montréal-Boston. As used in the "randonneuring" world, the terms brevet and randonnée are often interchangeable, but in common cycling usage, a randonnée might be considered to be less structured or formal than a brevet.

 2023 brevet dates (locations TBD):

200K April 22, 2023

300K May 6, 2023

400K May 20, 2023

600K June 10, 2023

OUR NEXT RIDE (updated for 2023): 

Ride:  Musselshell River 600K     Route Map 

Date: Saturday-Sunday,  June 10-11, 2023

Start Time: 6:00 AM. 

Registration: from 5:30 AM–6:00 AM. Click here for the paperwork. 

START/OVERNIGHT/FINISH LOCATION: Corral Motel, 1307 US Hwy 12, Harlowton, Montana

Time Limit:   40 hours. Lights and reflective gear required.  See the Rules for Riders

Entry Fee: $20.  

Motels (reservations on your own):  Corral Motel in Harlowton is the start location: 406-632-4331

CONTACT ME:  Please send me an email or call me to let me know you're coming.  Also, feel free to get in touch with any questions!

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