Randonneuring is non-competitive timed long-distance cycling
over predefined courses. Typically, riders attempt routes of 200K or longer with checkpoints occurring every 50 - 100K. Riders aim to complete the course within specified time limits, and receive equal recognition regardless of their finishing order. Riders may travel in groups or alone as they wish, and are expected to be self-sufficient between controls. A randonneuring event is called a randonée or brevet, and a rider who has completed an event is called a randonneur (male) or randonneuse female). The international governing body for randonneuring is Audax Club Parisien (ACP), which works with other randonneuring organisations worldwide through Les Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM). The governing body for the US is Randonneurs USA (RUSA).