Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Colorado Rando Awardees - 2022 Round-Up!

   Here are Colorado randos who've earned RUSA and ACP awards in 2022!

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!

For some 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 memento.

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  
Can-Am Challenge
Multi-Year Awards
ACP Randonneur 5000
ACP Randonneur 10000
RM Challenge Lepertel
Ultra Randonneur
Ultra R-12
American Explorer
Rando Scout
— other awards not covered here 
RUSA Distance Awards
Ultra K-Hound

Ultra P-12

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

10 awardees in 2022.

BUSH, Debbie †
ELLIS, John Lee
KHAN, Rashid
LEDRU, Pascal
MOORE, Jennifer
TUREK, Michael
WARREN, Corinne
WEIGEL, David (1)

Longer distances can be substituted - as for RUSA Ultra Randonneur award.
(1) First Super Randonneur award!

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

Henry Snavely [7]
John Lee Ellis [15]
Jim Howell [3]
Paul Foley [8]
Michael Turek [6]
Corinne Warren [5]
Trent Cooper
David Weigel

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.

Jim Howell
Dustin Harding
John Lee Ellis [9]
Paul Foley [4]
Malcolm Fraser [5]
Corinne Warren

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.)

LEDRU, Pascal
RAMOS, Mateo

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.)

TUREK, Michael

LRM Challenge Lepertel
In each of four successive years, complete a Grand Randonnée, one of which must be Paris-Brest-Paris, and not all of which can start in the same country. This award started in 2019, so this is the first year having awardees.

SMITH, Vernon

Can-Am Challenge
Complete a US grand randonnée and a Canadian grand randonnée in one season.

SMITH, Vernon -- Treasure Cove (VA) + Granite Anvil (ON)

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.

Riders new to the American Explorer award, 
or added states in 2022:

Tom Ehlman (10)
Paul Foley (44)
Malcolm Fraser (23)

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

John Lee Ellis
Paul Foley
Michael Turek

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.

Corinne Warren

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.

Vernon Smith
Corinne Warren

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

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. 

John Lee Ellis
Rashid Khan
Jennifer Moore
Vernon Smith
Corinne Warren

Rando Scout
Ride at least 25 distinct RUSA populaire, brevet, or grand randonnée routes. No time limit.

465334BRUCE, Robert
589735CRAMER, Cathy
877056EHLMAN, Thomas
15344ELLIS, John Lee
481931FELDMAN, Tim Foon
147166FOLEY, Paul
314743FOSS, Ronaele
1263126HARDING, Dustin
1184727HOWELL, Jim
1175426KHAN, Rashid
1113330KOVALENKO, Oksana
909431LEDRU, Pascal
214533LONG, Beth
602630LOWE, Mark
167933MANGIN, John
1175531MOORE, Jennifer
212934MYERS, Brent
547126NAKAMURA, Tammie
311227RUPEL, Ray
310852SHENK, Catherine
627632SHLACHTER, Jeremy
184245SMITH, Vernon
355135SNAVELY, Henry
1017334TUREK, Michael
1102428TURNER, Jason
230727WALSH, Bryce
789834WARREN, Corinne
299328WISS, Dick

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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