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2016 Rides

DATE BREVET  (Validation)
GPS link)
SURFACE CLIMB (ft) Begins/Ends START   *Support 

4/23/16 N. AZ Lake Country (RUSA populaire)
100k Out&Back
All Paved 2,500 Flagstaff, AZ 0700
5/21/16 Flagstaff-Ash Fork via Rt 66 (ACP) 200k Out&Back 85% Paved 6,500 Flagstaff, AZ 0700       no
6/18/16 Flagstaff-Clints Well-Winslow (ACP) 300k Loop
All Paved 6,900 Flagstaff, AZ 0600       no      $10

8/20/16*Mother Road - W. AZ (ACP)400kOut&Back

All Paved9,300  
Williams, AZ
0500    no

9/17/16*N. AZ 600k - 2016 (ACP)600k
2 Loops
98% Paved13,000
Flagstaff, AZ0500      no
               The 600k will be a *Zero Support ride. The end of the 1st 400k loop has the recommended overnight control near the start in Flagstaff. Three motels plus several 24/7 food-fuel sources are near the start with numerous hotel motel options within 1-2 miles along Route 66. If planning no overnight stop, riders must pay attention to the limited nighttime store/cafe hours in the more remote sections of the 2nd loop as noted on the RWGPS file (link above) and cue sheets provided. Riders are responsible for their own lodging arrangements and cost.

*Zero Support rides are in the true spirit of randonneuring - no SAG is provided. Fueling/water points along each route will be clearly noted on the cue sheet for each ride. Each rider should make their own SAG arrangements.

How to Register for a Ride

1) Send a brief email to with your questions or intention to ride a specific scheduled brevet. Your email will be answered by the Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA) John Ingold or by the designated Ride Coordinator/Wrangler.

2) A few days before the event the RBA or Ride Coordinator/Wrangler will send an email with any "Final Instructions" regarding the ride. This will include the cuesheet and any additional info that could include any construction areas on the route, control changes, expected weather, etc.

3) Rider sign in will typically begin 30-45 minutes before ride start.
All riders, RUSA member or not, must sign a RUSA waiver form provided by the RBA or Ride Coordinator/Wrangler at the ride start, which doubles as a rider sign-in sheet.

4) Bring the designated fee (typically $5 - $20 based on ride, see "Calendar") to the ride start to cover cuesheets, brevet cards and RUSA insurance.  This fee may vary if volunteers are available
to support the ride to cover any food, snacks, drinks, gas, SAG, etc. (support and additional fee will be noted in the "final instructions" sent to riders). NOTE: All riders should be prepared to purchase food/drinks along the route whether the ride is unsupported or supported (any available volunteers may not be able to cover all control points for all fast or slow riders, so riders will need to forage for fuel and get a receipt as proof-of-passage at unsupported controls).


Since Northern Arizona Randonneurs is an all volunteer, non-commercial, not-for-profit cycling activity
VOLUNTEERS ARE ITS HEART AND SOUL/BEDROCK/ROCK STARS. If you are interested in helping plan rides or routes, support rides, or help in any way, please contact John at Your support will be greatly appreciated!!

Without volunteer help this RUSA region and rides may not exist in the near future.

Anyone who generously volunteers to support a ride will not only be praised by riders, but can receive gas, meals, and possibly lodging (for longer overnight events).

If you want to be notified of any volunteer opportunities or events and get on the Northern Arizona Randonneurs email list, let us know (we will not share your email or spam you, just keep you in the loop on what's going on and/or how you can help.)

Volunteers for any supported event can earn credit for completing the brevet "Worker's Ride" aka Pre-ride. RUSA has rules and guidelines for holding Worker's Rides:
  • Worker's Rides are held for the benefit of day-of-event volunteers and are not open to riders who are not volunteering on the scheduled event date.
  • Only one Worker's Ride is held for an event within the 15 days prior to the date of the actual brevet.
  • Date/time for the Worker's Ride is chosen by the ride host/coordinator in conjuction with the Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA) - the RBA approves the date.
  • Volunteers must contact the RBA to ensure a volunteer assignment before the Worker's Ride date - no brevet credit is provide for any pre-ride not given RBA approval.
  • If there are no day-of-event volunteers pre-riding the route, the RBA may designate a rider (or two for longer-distance events) to perform that duty.