I just received the good news that my application to be a Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA) for Randonneurs USA (RUSA) has been approved! RBA's organize and supervise brevets and other randonneuring events in their area. In 2010 I will be organizing a 200km and 300km brevets right here in southwest Montana. As far as I know these will be the first brevets to start and finish in Montana and I am the first RBA in and from Montana in the history of the world!
I am very excited about this endeavor. I think Montana-with our incredible scenery, low traffic roads, and varied terrain-is a great location for the sport of randonneuring. I will be introducing this challenging sport to my peers with the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club and long distance cyclists all over Montana. I also hope to entice others into long distance cycling (there's got to be a few more Montanans out there as crazy as me), and share our wonderful state with randonneurs from other parts of the USA and the world.
Now that I've been approved to be an RBA the real work begins. Stay tuned as I set up a separate website for the brevets I will be organizing. I will also be finalizing and seeking approval for the routes I am planning run in 2010, and looking beyond 2010 hosting some other exciting routes in Montana.