The 40,000 pin is awarded to a BC randonneur whose life-time event distance (brevet/fleches) reaches 40,000 km. As with the Hathaway ("Iron Butt") award, the rides can be ridden anywhere in the world assuming that the rides are recognized by ACP or RM. All BC randonneur club members who live in BC are eligible for the award. Riders who don't live in BC are also eligible for the award if they have ridden at least 20,000 km in BC randonneurs brevet/fleches.
Why 40,000? 40,000 km is almost exactly the circumference of the earth. Ride around the world once (in events), you get the pin! Concept of the award by Michel Richard. First awarded in advance of the 2006 season. Here is the growing group riders in club 40.
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