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Randonneurs USA

Randonneurs USA or RUSA is the Audax Club Parisien sanctioned brevet coordinating organization for the United States. U.S. Cyclists riding in the Paris-Brest-Paris qualify for the event through RUSA. RUSA also promotes "randonneuring" within the U.S..

Randonneuring is a style of bicycle riding that requires covering long-distances over an unmarked course of challenging terrain within a generously allotted time period of almost continuous riding. Riders are not to compete against their fellow cyclists, but to compete only against their own personal best, the weather and the mind's desire for sleep. Skills in self-sufficiency, bicycle mechanics, night-riding and endurance are all valued over ability to cycle at racing speeds or with racing strategies.

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