RUSA Permanent Route #264 Maitland to New Smyrna Beach, Florida
RUSA Permanent Route #423 New Smyrna Beach to Maitland, Florida
RUSA Permanent Route #266 Maitland-Seville-Cody's Corner, Florida
RUSA Permanent Route #425 Deland-Maitland-Seville, Florida
RUSA Permanent Populaire #1238 Deltona-Cody's Corner, Florida
These routes have been retired.
There are many other permanent routes in the area. Please visit https://rusa.org/cgi-bin/permsearch_GF.pl
As explained on the RUSA website, a Permanent is like a brevet but you can ride it any time, not just on one specific date. Like brevets, routes can start and finish in the same location, but they can also run point-to-point, and can be any distance of 200km+ (100-199km for a Permanent Populaire). Permanents are open to any RUSA member or member of an ACP correspondent direct organization. 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 PBP qualifying, but a Permanent can count toward your yearly RUSA brevet kilometer totals. To learn more, go to the Permanents FAQ.
The Maitland to New
The New Smyrna Beach to Maitland route is the reverse of the above route. It starts (and ends) one block from the Atlantic Ocean. What better way is there to finish a ride than by enjoying the scenery or taking a dip in the beautiful ocean?
On the Maitland to Seville to Cody's Corner route, you enjoy the beauty of Old Florida in cities and towns like Deland, DeLeon Springs, Pierson and Seville. You ride along shade tree lined boulevards and back roads, through some of Florida's most lush fern growing areas, into one of the state's dairy and cattle farming regions. Of course to get there from here, there's some riding through urban areas including a stretch of bike trail parallel to Interstate 4. But it's worth it to get to the countryside.
The Deland to Maitland to Seville route is the same as the Cody's Corner route above, except the starting and ending point is in Deland instead of Maitland.
The Cody's Corner Permanent Populaire covers a segment of Route #266 and is available for riders seeking to earn their P-12 patch.
RUSAs Rules for Riders and Rules for Permanent Riders apply. Remember each rider is expected to be self-sufficient. No support from anyone along the route may be accepted, except at control points.
All riders must comply with proof of passage requirements at all controls including start and finish. The generally accepted method for permanent routes is to obtain a [rubber] stamp, or a store or ATM receipt with time and date, together with the time and the initials of the controller on the brevet card. A postcard can be mailed when nothing else is available, e.g. at night, and other reasonable methods can be used. RUSA does not guarantee validation for cards that do not meet these requirements.
Thank you for your support since 2007 when these routes were created.
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Link to the South Central Florida Region's brevet news and information: Central Florida Randonneurs