ACP Trace

The Trace is the “younger sister” of the Flèche. The Trace is run parallel to the Flèche, on a shorter distance (200 km minimum distance), and with a possible overnight stop. The purpose of the Trace is to choose a tourist route and to ride it in daytime hours. Teams can start and finish on the same day, or they can start on the day before the common meeting with Flèche riders, make an overnight stop, and arrive the next day. Although it is shorter than the Flèche, and does not impose night riding, the Trace remains challenging, especially at Easter, when weather conditions are often rough, and we still lack training. Upon arrival, the participants in both Flèche and Trace meet and celebrate together. Organizing a Trace at the same time as the Flèche brings more riders together, and makes the party even greater. The Trace currently does not give distance credit or credit towards RUSA awards.

The team needs to design the route and submit it to RBA with sufficient time to approve it (usually two weeks). Routes are to finish at the RBA's home at 1119 Lake Rd, Ontario, NY. Team captains will want to review the official Traces USA Rules at the RUSA site.

If the above link doesn't work, email pdusel AT sprintmail DOT com to register.
Use ACP Trace 200k on May 26, 2023 as the subject line.

General info:

Registration and payment on the day of the event are usually fine (except Fleche, Trace, 600k, 1,000k & 1,200k), but if you are thinking of riding a brevet, please register by e-mail so that sufficient brevet cards, cue sheets, etc. can be prepared.

If you've never ridden with us: please fill out the information on this form and click "Send". That will send an e-mail with your information and we'll have you in a database. It will help prevent transcription errors, and we can have your paper work pre-printed on the morning of an event.

Cue Sheets on the web site are UNOFFICIAL.
Every effort will be made to have the FINAL cues up at least one day in advance of the event.
Be sure to get a copy of the OFFICIAL cues at the event even if you have altered the cues to your personal format.

COVID-19: We will be adherring to all directions from the civil and medical authorities. As the situation evolves, any and all events may be cancelled/rescheduled up to the start of the event

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