Race Across America (“RAAM”) is billed as “The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race!”
For 36 years RAAM has been challenging ultra cyclists from around the globe to push their physical and mental limits to the farthest reaches. Starting in Oceanside, under one of the longest piers in California, RAAM spans 3000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet, crosses 12 states and finishes at City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland, the east coast sailing mecca. The 3,080-mile bike race starts in Oceanside on June 16 and ends in Annapolis, Maryland. They plan to get it done in just six days! WOW!
Open to amateur and professional racers, in solo, 2, 4 and 8-person relay teams, there is no other race in the world comparable to RAAM. The Race has become a global icon, having had over 35 countries represented. Not only has RAAM proved to be one of the most challenging races in the world, but has become a huge platform for racers to raise awareness and money for charities of their choice. Racers have raised over $2 million per year over the past 5 years.
Mark Brandenberger of San Clemente, CA says, “The Jessie Reese Foundation for me. Their mission is to help every kid fighting cancer to never ever give up. That mindset for never, ever giving up is sort of appropriate for us as we tackle this race across the country. It’s also the origin of our team name, team NEGU.” This team is riding for others while hoping to instill life lessons in their children – so inspiring! Team NEGU’s goal is $250,000 for their three favorite charities. GO TEAM NEGU!
Meet the Riders
We can’t wait to watch this race!
The 2018 Race Across America will begin on: