Welcome to Nebraska Sandhills Randonneurs!

The Nebraska Sandhills Randonneurs host ACP and RUSA-sanctioned long-distance bicycle events in and around the Sandhills region of our vast midwestern plains state. If you are unfamiliar with this unique style of bicycling, please scroll down to the "About Our Rides" section.

Nebraska Sandhills Randonneurs 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 a Nebraska Sandhills Randonneurs event!
Contact the RBA if you have any questions!

How to Register for a Ride

PLEASE READ:  We have updated our ride registration process to include a new digital waiver and the option to pay for your ride via PayPal.

In the past, our electronic registration form allowed riders to sign up for multiple events at once.  To better align with current RUSA procedures and to enable the use of RUSA's digital waiver, we have adopted a one-ride-at-a-time registration process.

First time registering with us?  See the "Details for first time users" section below.


Here's how it works:

  1. Select an event in the Ride Calendar and click "Register for This Event" to fill out the electronic registration form
  2. Complete the digital waiver and confirm your email address
  3. Use PayPal to pay for your ride


That's it!  

The RBA will receive your registration, waiver, and payment electronically.
See you on ride day!


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Details for first time users:

  • Step 1: Ride Selection and Registration Form
    • Find an event in the Ride Calendar and click on it to expand the event details
    • Click on the "Register for this Event" link at the bottom of the event details to advance to the electronic registration form
    • Read our rider information at the top of the form
    • Enter your contact information, RUSA number, etc., in each of the required fields
    • At the bottom of the form, you will see a list of all rides for the current season
    • Pick the ride you are registering for today using the check box
    • ** Because RUSA requires one waiver per ride, you will need to complete this process for each ride you plan to attend
    • After selecting your ride, COPY the name of the event - you will need this for the digital waiver  (example:  "Missouri River Valley 200k")
    • Make a note of the ride date, you will also need it for the waiver
    • Click "Submit" at the bottom when finished
    • Proceed to Step 2 using the link in the registration form's completion message, or return here and use the links at the top of this page

  • Step 2: Digital Waiver
    • Follow the prompts to navigate through the waiver and complete all fields
    • We understand that some of the information the waiver requests is echoed on the registration form, however this is a legal necessity imposed by RUSA and our insurance - we are not permitted to pre-populate any information into the digital waiver
    • PASTE the event name you copied into the "Designated Event" box under the "Participant's Information" section of the waiver (example:  "Missouri River Valley 200k")
    • Enter the Ride Date for the event
    • Electronically sign the waiver
    • After all fields are complete, click the "Agree to this Document" button at the bottom
    • You will be brought back to this page with the message below:
    • IMPORTANT!  You will receive an email from [Randonneurs USA <noreply@smartwaiver.com>] asking you to confirm your email address and form submission - YOUR WAIVER IS NOT COMPLETE until you receive this email and click the button for confirmation!
    • After confirming by using the button in the email above, you will receive an additional email which confirms your waiver has been fully processed and that the RBA and RUSA have received a copy
    • You will then be brought back to this page to complete ride fee payment

  • Step 3: Ride Fee payment using PayPal
    • Click on the PayPal link (above, step 3)
    • Using the Event Fee Schedule on this page (right hand side-bar), enter the appropriate dollar amount for your event
    • Submit your payment

Done!   See you on ride day!



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.