| St. Louis Randonneuring
One mile marker at a time, one pedal stroke at a time
What is a brevet?
The St. Louis series uses gas stations, quickie marts and general stores located along the routes as checkpoints or control points. You will need to present your card to an employee who will initial your card and mark your time of passage. As we make use of stores, please purchase some food and/or water if using their bathrooms. At the final control, you sign your card marking it with the final arrival time, sign your name to the check-in list along with your time of arrival, and leave your completed brevet card in the bin. The event results are forwarded to our national organization, Randonneurs USA (RUSA) and to the international governing body Audax Club Parisien (ACP). Preliminary results may also be posted on this web site after they have been submitted. RUSA members can check the status of their results at the RUSA website and selecting the results page.
The rides are held rain or shine. Bring adequate clothing for variable weather conditions. Brevets are long events and the weather might change a great deal before reaching the finish.
Brevets are not races, but each rider must reach ALL checkpoints on time so as not to be disqualified. Riders can stop and rest anytime, but the clock is always running. The overall minimum pace on brevets is about 15 kilometers per hour (9.25 mph); the maximum pace allowed is 33 kph (20.5 mph).