Saturday, March 5, 2022

Colorado Rando Awardees - 2021 Round-Up!

  Here are Colorado randos who've earned RUSA and ACP awards in 2021!

Once again this year, we recognize you, our friends, because you have pursued this or that challenge, and through commitment, persistence, and discomfort, have managed to achieve it!

2021 - Rebounding After a Difficult Year For a time through 2020, there were no events and perms to ride. We can happily see that things are pretty much back to normal in 2021, with plenty of new awardees and the usual overachievers!

For most of these awards, you need to apply to be recognized. You don't need to purchase the physical award. What's important is the goal and the accomplishment. For some, the physical award is a nice momento.

Some are challenges within the current year or a twelve-month period. Others recognize achievement over a number of years.

We congratulate our fellow randos for their persistence in achieving their goals!

You can see our cumulative awardees across the years here:
Super Randonneur · R-12 / P-12 · R-5000 / 10000 · Others

One-Year Awards
ACP Super Randonneur
American Randonneur  
Multi-Year Awards
ACP Randonneur 5000
ACP Randonneur 10000
Ultra Randonneur
Ultra R-12
American Explorer
— other awards not covered here 
RUSA Distance Awards
Ultra K-Hound
Rando Scout
Ultra P-12

Super Randonneur
Complete brevets of 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km in one year.

16 awardees in 2021,
up from 0 in 2020.

ELLIS, John Lee
FEY, Jonathan
KHAN, Rashid
LEDRU, Pascal
LOWE, Mark
MOORE, Jennifer
RAMOS, Mateo
SMITH, Vernon
TUREK, Michael
WARREN, Corinne

Complete a 200km or longer RUSA ride in each of 12 consecutive months.
Listed in order of achieving.

Henry Snavely [6]
Jim Howell [2]
Paul Foley [7]
Michael Turek [5]
Len Szmurlo [2]
John Mangin [3]
Jennifer Moore (F)
Jeremy Shlachter [2]
Nate Hartokolis
Dustin Harding [3]

Ultra R-12
Complete ten R-12's (need not be contiguous).

Ride a 100km to 199km RUSA ride in each of twelve consecutive months.

Paul Foley [3]
Malcolm Fraser [4]

ACP Randonneur 5000
Ride 5000 km in events including Paris-Brest-Paris, a Flèche, and 200km, 300km 400km, 600km and 1000km brevets within 48 months. (An Audax Club Parisien award, not RUSA.)

Paul Foley [3]

ACP Randonneur 10000
Ride 10000 km in events including Paris-Brest-Paris, a Flèche, two series of 200km, 300km 400km, 600km and 1000km brevets, and a Super Randonnée 600k within 72 months (six years). (An Audax Club Parisien award, not RUSA.)

John Lee Ellis
- plus these from 2018 -
Paul Foley
John Mangin

And now for RUSA awards that randonneurs can work towards over multiple years ...

American Explorer
Cover at least ten different U.S. states and territories on RUSA rides.
New to the American Explorer award, 
or added states in 2021

Complete at least one of each type of RUSA event, accumulating at least 5000km over a two-year period.

Ultra Randonneur
Complete ten Super Randonneur series over any number of years.

Coast to Coast
Complete four different RUSA 1200km or longer events over any number of years.

John Lee Ellis [3]
- from 2019 - just applied for -

The new Coast-to-Coast plaque featuring event logos,
developed by Dan Driscoll and Pam Wright

Complete 40,000km in RUSA rides - was a lifetime achievement award,
but can now be earned multiple times.

John Mangin
Henry Snavely

American Randonneur Challenge
Complete two or more RUSA 1200km or longer events in one season.

Paul Foley
Vernon Smith

Courtesy Randonneurs USA

Complete 10,000 km or more in RUSA events in one calendar year. You can also count foreign Grand Randonnées if needed. 

Paul Foley
Dustin Harding
Jim Howell
Vernon Smith

A Final Thought

RUSA has created these awards over time to give you more and more diverse goals to shoot for. Maybe you don't have the personal time to achieve K-Hound mileage, but have the grit to complete an R-12 ride each month for a year in hot and cold, sun and snow.

Set your own goals, and let your imagination and determination be your guides!

You can find details on each of these awards via the RUSA Awards page
including all those who've applied for recognition.

Bonne route!

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