Sunday, March 22, 2009

Challenge for Randonneurs: R80, R70, and R60

We invite randonneurs to a set of unique challenges that build up to the Cyclos Montagnards and the Charly Miller Society. The R80 honor requires completion of a brevet series (200, 300, 400 and 600 km) with each brevet completed in 80% or less of the maximum allowed time limit. The R70 and R60 honors are for those who complete the brevets in 70% or 60% of the allowed time, respectively. For comparison, a rider who completes PBP in 60% of the allowed time just qualifies for the Charly Miller Society with a little time to spare.

How to Obtain an R80, R70 or R60 Honor

Starting in 2009, any North American randonneur can obtain these honors by riding in ACP-sanctioned brevets. Riders may use brevets from 2 consecutive years to qualify. To be recognized, simply send photocopies of your brevet cards with the time marked to

Cyclos Montagnards
c/o Bicycle Quarterly
140 Lakeside Ave. #C
Seattle WA 98122

The time limits are:

200 km: 10:48 hours
300 km: 16:00 hours
400 km: 21:36 hours
600 km: 32:00 hours

200 km: 9:27 hours
300 km: 14:00 hours
400 km: 18:54 hours
600 km: 28:00 hours

200 km: 8:06 hours
300 km: 12:00 hours
400 km: 16:12 hours
600 km: 24:00 hours

Enjoy the ride!

1 comment:

  1. May the brevets occur in previous years? For example, can a randonneur use brevets from 2007 or 2008 to qualify?