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Glossaire Randonneur: 8 Terms You Need to Know 

arrivee — finishing line

brevet — a ride at least 200 km long on a set course

century — a 100-mile ride

controle — checkpoint; a stopping point where riders get their route cards and time stamps signed, and fix their bikes when needed

depart — starting line

permanent — individual brevets done alone or with a small group

populaire — shorter event less than 200 km long, usually reserved for training and socializing

randonee — long-distance countryside ramble

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