[ORRando] Fwd: [RUSA-rba] RUSA Cup and American Explorer Awards Launched

Susan France susan.m.france at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 09:24:22 PDT 2012

You can check our these two new awards on the RUSA website.

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From: John Lee Ellis <jellisx7 at juno.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:26:00 GMT
Subject: [RUSA-rba] RUSA Cup and American Explorer Awards Launched
To: rba at rusa.org

 We've launched two new awards which members should find highly
challenging and motivating.  The RUSA Cup is earned by completing all
the types of RUSA events, and riding 5000km in total RUSA events,
within two years. You must complete a 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k, and
1000k brevet, a 1200k-or-longer grand randonnée, a RUSA team event
(Flèche, Arrow, or Dart), and a Populaire. Permanents and foreign
events (such as PBP) don't count. The award is retroactive - you may
use past events.  The RUSA American Explorer is earned by completing
RUSA-sanctioned rides (including permanents) in different US states
and territories. Initial recognition is achieved at the 10-state level
and additional states are earned as you explore the nation. This award
is also retroactive.  Members can find these announcements on the
Announcements page, and drill down from there to award details and
application pages. Both of these are "meaty" awards which we hope will
spur new, multi-year goals for our members, and encourage riding
events of different types and in new places.  A big thanks to Ken
Knutson (American Explorer administrator), Greg Olmstead (RUSA Cup
administrator), Jennifer Wise (RUSA Store), James Kuehn (Web and
database), and in addition, formative ideas from Dan Driscoll and Bill
Olsen.  -john lee

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