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Other Randonneuring Awards/Challenges

Old 02-23-11, 06:39 AM
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Other Randonneuring Awards/Challenges

Two of the clubs I rode with in Canada weren't big on awards or challenges for anything other than the Super Randonneur series, but I know that some other clubs have a whole set of awards/challenges for their members.

Audax Australia, for example, has a lot including:

-- Noveau Randonneur: One ride each of 50km, 100km and 150km within a single season

-- Percy Armstrong: One ride of each of 50km, 100km, 150km and 200km within a single season

-- Sarah Maddock: 5100km rides within a single season

-- Irene Plowman: 5  200 km rides within a single season

-- Year Rounder Randonneur: A 200km or longer ride each month of a single season

-- Joseph Pearson 2000: 100km and 200km rides for a minimum total of 2000km within four seasons

-- Arthur Richardson 3000: 300km, 400km and 600km rides to a minimum total distance of 3000km within four seasons

-- Frank White 5000: Super Randonneur and 3500km of other rides within four seasons

-- Woodrup 5000: Super Randonneur, 1000 km, 1200 km (non-PBP), Fleche Opperman, and 950 km of other road rides within four seasons

-- The Dirt Series: A 35 km dirt ride, a 70 km dirt ride and a 100 km dirt ride within a single season

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We did the Noveau Randonneur last year, which struck me a bit funny given that I've been randonneuring for a lot of years, and the Percy Armstrong.

This year, I'm hoping that we'll be able to do the Irene Plowman. We've already got 2 of the 5, so I'm hoping we'll be able to finish off the remaining 3.

What awards/challenges does your Randonneuring club have?
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RUSA has the year round award, but calls it the R12. My local group has something called the "Tough Rider" series. It's a full SR series, but the routes are like 50% dirt roads and trails, and very obscene amounts of climbing.
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Go to, and you can see the various RUSA awards. In addition to the R-12, they have a new P-12 which involves doing a 100k populaire each month for 12 months, and a number of other more difficult awards.

Lone Star Randonneurs recognizes their "K-Hounds" each year. These are people who have 10,000 kilometers of RUSA rides in a calendar year. Mostly, the K-Hounds are the folks that are just out riding every weekend anyway, and a 200k each week will get you that distance. I think there's a few people that have their own 100k routes that they ride during the week and get the milage that way. The local club gave out Newbie of the Year (that was me last year) and Most Improved and seems like a couple of others in addition to the RUSA stuff. (Edit: Randonneur of the Year was one, and maybe Recumbenter Of the Year.)

One of our better riders is also a member of the Ultra Marathon Cyling Association, and they have some different awards unrelated to randonneuring but similar in concept.
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+1 to above on mentioning the RUSA awards.

RUSA also has awards for 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 RUSA credited kms in a given calendar year.
Also Ultra Randonneur (10 lifetime "SR" series-es, where the "SR" definition is "relaxed" compared to the ACP definition).

North Carolina does randonneur of the year (I can't recall if there is male and female of the year), rookie of the year, comeback randonneur of the year, volunteer of the year, and maybe a couple others.

We also have some UMCA members.

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I wrote an article about various awards for Audax Oz's Checkpoint magazine a while ago. A version of it is linked below.
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