Welcome to Audax K.C.!

Thanks for stopping by and WELCOME to our home on the web! Kansas City Ultra-Cycling is now Audax K.C. - a new name, but still your home for long-distance, non-competitive bicycling in Kansas City and the official site for ACP and RUSA-sanctioned rides in the Kansas City Area.

Audax KC has no membership dues: We welcome all riders!
We offer rides ranging from 100-to-1,000 kilometers in length.
Come ride with us and see what randonneuring is all about!

If medals or awards are sought, RUSA membership becomes a requirement, which starts at $25/yr.
See the RUSA webpage for membership details!
Non-RUSA-members may participate in ACP Brevets with Audax KC for a $5.00 fee.
Riders interested in permanents must have a current RUSA membership to ride for credit.

RUSA membership is a great value and is national in coverage.
Riders can travel the country and ride a myriad of events
with different clubs, all towards mileage awards!
Click HERE to join RUSA!


For upcoming Audax KC ride information, see the Ride Calendar at left. Clicking on each ride date expands to reveal full details on each event such as start location, maps & cues, parking info and other applicable information, plus a link for pre-registration.

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Registration for ACP Brevets

Here's your rider checklist for Audax KC brevet registration:

1] Join RUSA!
■ Make your rides "count"! Earn Awards!
■ RUSA's American Randonneur magazine!
■ RUSA's rider handbook!
■ Only $25/year!

2] Download and print the 2018 entry form -OR- contact the RBA for our new electronic registration link

3] Complete the registration form & select your rides

4] Mail your completed registration & check to . . .
Spencer Klaassen
1617 S. 20th
St. Joseph, MO. 64507

phone (816)244-9692
Email: sklaassen@ponyexpress.net

Feel free to email Spencer if you have questions,
especially for special events like
the Fleche, Dart or 1,000km

(Hey, what's a brevet?)

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Latest News & Updates:

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Interested in Paris-Brest-Paris?


For information from a local perspective, look no further than your RBA, Spencer K.:
We're fortunate to have a lot of local riders who have ridden at the 1,200km level with both frequency and success - Feel free to email him with interest and/or questions on P-B-P, and to find out who else you can chat with in our club!



Photos from Rebecca's 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris adventure!
Rebecca Clark rides with the Nebraska Sandhills Randonneurs, and was nice
enough to share her photo stream from the 2015 ride - see the link below:


Rebecca's full PBP 2015 album:


Of course, RUSA is a terrific resource for Paris-Breat-Paris info:


YouTube has a wealth of information:


PBP tips emails
Spencer has been forwarding these emails to the Audax KC forum email list, but, you can find a full list and more using the link below - this is a Google Groups list, so you may need to have a gmail account, or subscribe to read the content.  Randon is a good list if you're a randonneur anyways.


More to come -- watch this space!

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Registration for RUSA Permanents

The Audax KC community has a vast catalog of Permanent routes for you to enjoy.
Check out RUSA's Permanent Search page to find one near you!

Remember: Current RUSA membership and pre-registration with a route's owner is required to ride any KC-area Permanent for credit.

See the RUSA.org webpage on Permanents (link below) for more details:

(Hey, what's a permanent?)

Note: while any RUSA member may develop their own permanent route, we ask that you consider working with the RBA during your development. Since RUSA's route approval process involves the RBA for any area through which your ride may pass, this will help save you some steps along the way and will give you some tools to help create a solid route.
Thank you!

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Volunteers:

Like any other event, volunteers make it happen. If you, or anyone you know, have an interest in helping make our brevets a success PLEASE contact our RBA, Spencer Klaassen.

Here's a short list of things you can do:

1. (The easiest!) Be an ambassador - tell your cycling friends about randonneuring!
2. Helping with registration duties, taking entries (1 hour before the ride)
3. Checking & Inspecting Velos (1 hour before the ride)
4. Manning a “secret” checkpoint. (Secret checkpoints are mandated by ACP and are designed to encourage riders to “follow the route”)
5. Handling a “bag drop” (on the 600K or 1000K rides)
6. Helping plan a route, or "recon" for detours / construction

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Medals & Awards:

ACP supplies medals for ACP-validated Brevets. These are available in the U. S. for members of RUSA. There is a specific medal for each distance (200, 300, 400, 600, & 1000 KM). For each distance, the medals' design is similar but distinct to create a “family” of medals. The same design is kept for four years and a new design is introduced in the new season after each PBP. It is worth buying a complete set of medals, one for each distance, every four years. There are also special RUSA medals for different distances and groups of rides - visit www.RUSA.org and look under "Medals" for more details.

(Note: All medals must be ordered from RUSA via the online store)

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Rules & Regulations:

It is the responsibility of ALL RIDERS participating in a RUSA or ACP-sanctioned event or event organized by our RBA and/or any of our permanent/populaire/dart route-owners to read and know the RUSA rules.

To avoid confusion, and because the rules have recently been updated by RUSA, the condensed version is no longer listed on this website.

Refer instead to the RUSA Rules list link below, which are event-specific, and Read Them Carefully - Rules will be enforced during all Audax K.C. events! No Exceptions!

RUSA's Rules List Page for Riders

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Disclaimer for Routes, Maps, Cue Sheets, Navigation Data, & Riders:

The routes represented by cue sheet, map, web-page or navigation data file on this website were submitted by riders like you. Audax KC makes no representations or guarantees as to the accuracy of the cue sheets/maps/navigation data or to the practicality or safety of following/riding the routes represented by each. Routes posted here were composed based on the best available data at the time of their creation. Your exact mileage may (and likely will) vary. The routes generally follow regular, public-access roads used by automobiles and trucks: these roads may have no special provisions for bicycling. Road conditions may have changed since the route was created; road signs may disappear or become turned, blown or knocked down; departments of transportation may rename or remove roads; road conditions may improve or deteriorate; bridges may be reconstructed, closed or moved; roads may be made one-way; construction may exist; natural concerns like flooding, downed trees or residual snow may block a road; there may be varying degrees of gravel, sand, ruts, washouts, or low-water-crossings; gas stations and stores may close, relocate or change operating hours; housing developments or businesses may develop; traffic densities may change; and, all of these may be affected by weather and/or time of day. At organized and sanctioned brevets, all known route issues will be announced at the rider's briefing immediately prior to the start time of that event. Being on-time for events is critical for receipt of this information, as well as a courtesy to your organizers and event staff. Persons should possess adequate cycling skills, be knowledgeable of vehicular & traffic laws, and be able to obey the rules of the road at all times before attempting to follow any of these routes. Persons following any of the routes represented on this website, or following routes based on cue sheets, maps, or navigation data presented upon registration for/at a Audax KC event, assume all risks for their own personal safety, health and well-being, and assume all risks with regards to equipment including their human-powered vehicle, anything that attaches to it, anything worn or used by the rider during the course of the event, as well as transportation to and from the event start/finish location, and agree not to hold Audax KC or any of its members or contributors legally liable for any loss, inconvenience, injury or damage that might occur. Regardless of any guise of organization, all riders (including non-members) that follow any of the routes/maps/navigation data listed here or distributed by our members are considered to be embarking on a personal ride and agree to the above.

Every rider on every ride will be required to sign a liability release form. These will be provided at the start of each event.


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