BMB Permanent 2011

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What is a Free-Route Permanent?

Free-route permanents are similar to regular RUSA permanents except that usually only the start and finish locations are pre-defined. A number of intermediate checkpoints may also be defined by the route owner. The actual route taken by the rider is agreed upon ahead of time by the rider and the route owner.

More information on free-route permanents and the rules to complete them can be found on the RUSA web site

(What is a permanent?)

In the context of the Aug 11-18 BMB permanent group ride, riders most likely will choose  to ride the official BMB route since there is more of a chance of encountering other riders, or riding with the BMB permanent riders. However, there is no requirement that riders on the free-route permanent follow the traditional BMB route.

The free-route permanents that I’ve created are point-to-point route (that is, they are one-way, not round trip).

Each permanent starts and ends in a town with services where you can get food, water, and sleeping accomodations. One permanent begins where the last one left off so you’re able to go as far as you want.

The 4-day, 5-day, and 6-day plans that I’ve created are composed of 4, 5, or 6 free-route permanents; each one can be ridden in one day.

The Fine Print – The free-route permanents listed here are currently being reviewed by RUSA. I expect they’ll be approved shortly.


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