Permanent Rides

A Permanent is similar to a Brevet, but you can ride it at any time, not just on one specific date. Like Brevets, routes can start and finish at the same location, or they can also be run point-to-point, and they can be any distance of 200km or more. Permanent Populairs are routes of 100-199km. Permanents are open only to RUSA members. They can be ridden alone or with a group. Permanent rides in the US are validated by RUSA and do not count toward any ACP awards or medals, or qualifying towards PBP, but a Permanent can count toward your yearly RUSA Brevet kilometer totals. To learn more, go to the Permanents FAQ.

Important Note: These Permanent Rides are NOT organized by the Harpeth Bicycle Club and are only listed here as a convenience for the Route Organizers. All aspects of these Permanent Rides are the responsibility of the individual Route Organizers listed below.

Registration:

To register for a Permanent, select a Route from the list below and contact its Organizer by clicking the Organizer’s name. The Organizer will agree with you on a ride date, and send you an application and a liability waiver. You will return the application and liabilty waiver along with any fee to the Organizer. The Organizer will then supply you with a brevet card, cue sheet, and any other pertinent information.

 Also, for insurance purposes, you must be a member of Randonneurs USA (RUSA). The RUSA Membership Application can be found on their website. Riders will not be allowed to start a Permanent unless they are a RUSA member.

Rules:
Please see the full set of official Rules for Permanent Riders governing Permanent Riders on the RUSA web site. In addition, riders must also comply with the full set of official Rules for Riders governing Brevet Riders on the RUSA web site.

Brimstone Creek
200K
6,500 Elev.
Start: Cookeville, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Cathey’s Creek
200K
6,000 Elev.
Start: Franklin, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Cheaha Challenge
220K
9,070 Elev.
Start: Piedmont, AL
Organizer: Steve Phillips

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Cherohala Challenge
200K
10,000 Elev.
Start: Tellico Plains, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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Dog Meat
200K
5,320 Elev.
Start: Brentwood, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Dog Treat
107K
2,000 Elev.
Start: Triune, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Fort Pillow Loop
200K
3,700 Elev.
Start: Brownsville, TN
Organizer: Alan Schwartz

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Four Mountains
200K
9,200 Elev.
Start: Chattanooga, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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George Dickel Distillery
200K
4,660 Elev.
Start: Brentwood, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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Gilt Edge Loop
200K
3,700 Elev.
Start: Arlington, TN
Organizer: Alan Schwartz

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Green Acres
200K
6,840 Elev.
Start: Baxter, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Honest Abe
200K
6,500 Elev.
Start: Cookeville, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

Jack Daniels Distillery
200K
5,240 Elev.
Start: Bethesda, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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Marcy Jo's Metric
100K
2,866 Elev.
Start: Franklin, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Manchester 200K
210K
TBD Elev.
Start: Manchester, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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Market Square
200K
7,900 Elev.
Start: Knoxville, TN
Organizer: Bob Hess

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Music City
200K
6,000 Elev.
Start: Pasquo, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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Music City Double
200 Miles
10,000 Elev.
Start: Pasquo, TN
Organizer: Jeff Sammons

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Natchez Trace
200K
6,100 Elev.
Start: Pasquo, TN
Organizer: Alan Gosart

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Natchez Trace Double
200 Miles
TBD Elev.
Start: Pasquo, TN
Organizer: Alan Gosart

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Opry to Elvis 600K
611K
25,000 Elev.
Start: Pasquo, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Primm Springs
102K
3,600 Elev.
Start: Bethel, TN
Organizer: Robert Hendry

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Shiloh Military Park
200K
5,260 Elev.
Start: Lexington, TN
Organizer: Alan Schwartz