Rules and Requirements for DBC Brevets
Following are rules and requirements for DBC brevets. The full regulations for riding brevets can be found under “Rules” at the RUSA website: www.rusa.org. Don’t risk being disqualified from an event by not following the requirements.
- Brevets stress rider self-sufficiency. Cyclists should carry a small assortment of tools and spare parts to make minor repairs on the road.
- All clock references will use the 24-hour international clock.
- Personal support vehicles are prohibited without prior authorization from the Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA), and then only under special circumstances.
- Helmets are required at all times while riding during the brevet events.
- Front and rear lights, affixed securely to your bicycle, are required any time you are riding before sunrise or after sunset during the brevets. A back-up system is highly recommended.
- Only solid rear lights are allowed while riding.
- A reflective vest or sash on the torso and reflective leg bands on both legs are also required for night riding.
- Aero-bars are allowed for all Davis brevets. However, please limit your use of aero-bars when riding within groups of cyclists.
In addition to these specific rules for riding brevets, please be aware of our pandemic rules for riding:
- First and foremost: if you are feeling sick, or have any symptoms, or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, DO NOT show up for a ride. Davis Randonneurs will refund your registration fee.
- Each rider is required to bring a face mask or other face covering. Masks must be worn at these times:
- Before the start of the ride and at controls, or whenever riders are gathering and interacting with each other and the ride organizer.
- Anytime the rider goes into a business or public restroom.
- Anytime on the ride when at least 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained.
- Each rider should bring a small container of hand sanitizer to carry on the road.
- Social distancing must be maintained at all times. You should only ride closely with someone from your own “bubble”- pacelines and pack riding are less than ideal. Maintain at least 6 feet of space when stopped, and at least 10 or 15 feet while moving.
- Do not assume that another rider wants to ride near you. If you would like to ride with another rider, first ask them explicitly about their comfort level and work out a spacing distance that you both are comfortable with.
- Carpooling to the start, except with members of your own “bubble,” is not advised.
- Have a back-up plan in case you have a major mechanical out on the road and you can’t finish. It is not reasonable to expect the ride organizer to pick you up in their car – plan on calling a family member or Uber.
- Riders are encouraged to bring their own food and carry extra water to minimize the number of stops they have to make