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Inspired by Randonnuering as well as our love of maps, cue-sheets, history, colloquial nuance and regional vernacular, Brovet is a Guide Book to American Permanents­ (Predetermined routes and rides—each permanent has been chosen for its intrinsic character, historical relevance and ride qualities.) about self-reliance to the point of absurdity, cycling from A-to-B and corn-dogging.

Corn-Dogging (v.) mid-2000s, Appalachian-American, coined by Cole Maness. Figurative – the act of wasting (valuable) resources such as riding time, daylight, money, comfort zone(s), etc., in the pursuit of curious and/or seemingly pointless, regionally specific endeavors, e.g. swimming in a swimming hole, sitting on a decommissioned Sherman Tank cum War War II Monument such that the barrel appears to be your overly-large penis, listening to a taxidermist play the banjo and harmonica in a barn in West Virginia, throwing rocks at road signs for target practice and sport and possibly money, stopping at the Pendleton Round-Up (a rodeo in Pendleton, Oregon) in the middle of a 150-mile ride to eat/share the world’s largest corn dog.

The completion of a Brovet results in a route-specific patch.

Raleigh, Giro, Poler, Golden Saddle Cyclery and Oakley provided the financial support and equipment necessary to make Brovet possible.