Sunday, April 1, 2018

2018 PA Randonneurs Flèche

Update 1, April 5

Ten Teams have entered riding nine unique routes.  All routes have been reviewed and approved.  I am awaiting receipt of entry fees from several captains at this point, so those route approvals are pending completion of the registration process and receipt of registration fees.

You can check your registration status on the roster:

The RUSA Card-O-Matic control card generator will be used to create control cards.  I hope to have the control details loaded for each team by April 8.  If your team wishes to use a custom logo, please send those to me by April 12 and I'll include it on your cards.  Team member information will be loaded on or about April 13 and pdfs for the team cards emailed to the Captains.  Any captain lacking card printing capabilities should let me know before April 12 so I can make arrangements to print and mail the cards.

Captains and team members are reminded and encouraged to read/re-read the Flèche rules.  You will find them at: It is highly recommended that each captain print a copy of these rules and carry them during the Flèche since your mental faculties may be somewhat diminished after 18 hours on the road.

Original Post, February 2018

In keeping with tradition, PA Randonneurs will host its 11th Flèches-USA with riders converging on the Weisel Youth Hostel near Quakertown, PA on April 22, 2018.  Event details have been posted on the website.  All participants (captains AND team riders) should complete an entry form and waiver.  These should be mailed with entry fee to the RBA.

A few team captains have already started floating route ideas my way which is most appreciated.  Earlier is good as April is a busy time for brevet organizers.

Important Dates:

March 30    Team Captain registration closes
April 6        Route submission deadline
April 13      Brevet cards mailed to team captains
April 18      Rider registration closes
April 19      Noon: Earliest start time
April 21      8AM - 9AM: Preferred start time
April 21     10AM: Latest start time
April 22     7AM - 11AM: Brunch Banquet

Please contact me with any questions.

Team Roster  (as of 4/4/2018)
Escargots Volants, Janice Chernekoff, route approved
Fistful of Xanax V3, Michael Gorman, route approved pending captain registration
Flèche Eating Rumble Ponies, James Haddad, route approved pending captain registration
Flèche Mob, Rudi Mayr, route approved
Les Chiens Errants, Jimmy Aspras, route approved pending captain registration
Les Chiens Errants, Deux, Nicholas Manta, route approved pending captain registration
Now You've Gone Too Far, Eric Keller, route approved
Sins of the Flèche, Jim Bondra, route approved
The Fist of New York, Will Sherman, route approved pending captain registration
The Midnight Ride of the Sinister Nuts, Bill Olsen, route approved

Andrew Mead
-Eastern PA RBA

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