Welcome to Audax K.C.!

Audax K.C. is the home of long-distance, non-competitive endurance bicycling in Kansas City, and the official site for ACP and RUSA-sanctioned bicycle events in the Kansas City Region. If you are unfamiliar with this unique style of bicycling, scroll down to the "About Our Rides" section.

Audax K.C. has no club membership dues, however, membership with RUSA is required to participate in our events. Check out our ride calendar and see the section below to register!

Your RBA and organizer is Spencer Klaassen.
Feel free to email for more information!
We look forward to riding with you!

How to Register for a Ride

CLICK HERE to register for an Audax K.C. event!
Contact the RBA if you have any questions!

The 2024 Season is almost upon us!

With P-B-P in the rear-view mirror, one might be forgiven for thinking 2024 would be a "quiet" season, but Audax K.C. is offering a full calendar of exciting events!  


Check out our ride calendar for details on our upcoming rides, and register for your favorite distances - or, better yet, consider challenging yourself to a full SR-series of rides!   

Whether you're new to long distance cycling, or a seasoned veteran - we want you back, and we would love to see you line up next to us this spring.  

Bike-packers?   We've got the adventure you're looking for, just with a bit more pavement!  What a great way to shake down new gear, practice quick fueling stops, and have a great time!

Gravel racers?   We've got an Unbound XL finisher that rides among us, who says the key to success starts on the road.  "If you can't ride 200 miles on pavement, you can't do it on gravel!"  Come train with us this spring!

Roadies?  Yeah, we see you.  Open horizons, silky pavement, and skinny tires are right at home - we are ready to help you build that endurance base for this year's big goals!

Long time Randonneur?  2024 is a time to reflect, enjoy some good, long base miles with good friends, and fall in love with long-distance cycling all over again . . . and maybe, just maybe, start thinking about Paris in '27!

Are you a cyclist looking for a new challenge?  Tired of the apps and the online head games?  Trade screen-time for horizon time, clear your head, and discover what randonneuring is all about with us!

Randonneuring is a big tent, and - guess what? 
Fast, slow, young, old, whoever you are . . .You belong here, too. 
 

We'd love to have you along for the ride!





Check back often - we will be adding even MORE exciting events as the year unfolds!


Medals & Awards

Medals & Awards
Looking to push yourself? RUSA has lots of awards for distance milestones, special events, state exploring, monthly & season-long ride challenges, and more. Click the image to visit RUSA and find out more!

Volunteers!

Especially with our bigger events, volunteers help make it happen. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in helping make our events a success, please contact our RBA, Spencer Klaassen. Thank you!

About our Rides

Randonneuring is self-supported long-distance bicycling. It is not a race but instead unfolds like a timed tour.

Randonneuring events (called populaires, brevets, or permanents) vary in length between 100km (62 miles) and 1,200km (750 miles). Riders follow a pre-determined route via a GPS track and/or a cue sheet. Riders prove their completion of the course by collecting receipts and/or signatures from controls (usually convenience stores) along the route, and/or by way of their GPS track or other electronic means, depending on the event and its rules. One rides to finish within set time limits for each event, depending on route length. For example, the time limit for a 200km (125 mile) event is 13.5 hours, which includes any stops.

Randonneuring celebrates self-sufficiency. This is where randonneuring differs from other cycling events like supported charity rides. On a brevet or a permanent, you are on your own ride. The self-sufficiency ethos of randonneuring means that you are responsible for your own pace, your own nutrition and hydration, your own repairs, and, above all, your own safety.

Safety is of utmost importance. All rides take place on public roads. All riders should be visible, safe, predictable, and courteous to other road users at all times. Reflective gear and sufficient front and rear lights are required for any event that might begin or end in the dark. Read RUSAs rules on these points carefully and equip yourself and your bicycle appropriately.

Randonneuring is a big tent where every rider finds their own challenge. Some might be on their first big ride and will set a goal to finish inside the route time limit, where others keen on speed may try for a personal best. Some riders consider 100km to be “plenty”, where others continue to push themselves to the longest distances. Some ride only gravel, some only pavement, and some enjoy a mix of both. Some riders crave the latest tech and carbon fiber frames, others prefer vintage steel or fixed-gear drivetrains. All are randonneurs, and we respect all of these riders.

For many, randonneuring IS the goal. For those looking at a title gravel event or something even bigger, randonneuring is a great time and a great way to build a big aerobic base and set yourself up for success. All you need is a properly equipped human-powered bicycle, and a sense of adventure and challenge …

We are all out to have fun and enjoy a good, long ride!


Key Take-aways & Important Links:

· All riders must have a current RUSA membership to participate in our events

· All riders must obey local road laws and follow all RUSA regulations

· Reflective gear and lights are required for any event that might begin or end in the dark - see RUSA's reflectivity guide

· Visit RUSA’s FAQ page for even more details


If you have ANY questions about the above information, please feel free to contact the RBA.