The Route

There is no other race like RAAM in the world. The Race inspires everyone who has ever been a part of it – rider, crew, staff and fans alike. RAAM is a true test of speed, endurance, strength and camaraderie, the ideal combination of work and play! No other race matches the distance, terrain and weather, and no other event tests a team’s spirit from beginning to end.

2014 Race Information:

  • Start: Oceanside, California – Oceanside Pier, Solo Racer – Tuesday 10th June Relay Teams – Saturday 14th June
  • Finish: Annapolis, Maryland – City Dock, 19th -23rd June
  • Route: 3000 miles, 170,000 feet of climbing
  • Crosses 12 states, passes through 88 counties and 350 communities
  • Format: Solo Rider, 2, 4 or 8 Person Relay Teams

The London Pride Spinhalers are the UK’s only 4 Man Team entered.

RAAM is a race! But unlike the three great European Grand Tours (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro de Italia), RAAM is not a stage race. RAAM is one continual stage, similar to a time trial. Once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line.

The RAAM route is around 30% longer than the Tour de France. And, racers must complete the distance in roughly half the time allowed for the Tour.

More importantly, RAAM is not limited to professional cyclists. RAAM is open to professional and amateur athletes alike. While solo riders must qualify to compete, anyone may enter a team.

Racers must traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. Team racers have a maximum of nine days (most finish in about seven and a half days). Teams will ride 350-500 miles a day, racing non-stop.

Whether team or solo a support crew follow the riders. The support crew handles all of the logistics – food, fluids, navigation, clothing changes, medical needs, bike repairs, etc. – so that racers can focus on racing.

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