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RAAM Cycling Challenge

The Premier Ultra-Racing Series!

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Welcome to the RAAM Challenge Series…the only ultra-bicycle race series in the world! You have done century rides and gran fondos.  You are looking for the next challenge.  The RAAM Challenge Series offers an introduction to ultra-racing.

 

Each of the four RAAM Challenge Series events offers a 200- & 400-mile race with different challenges – some are more difficult than others.  The locations highlight unique characteristics of the region – scenic courses and local culture.   These events are ideal for testing your limits, moving to progressively greater distances.  They are also great places to work with your support crew to prepare for the ultimate challenge – RAAM – the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race – the World Championship of Ultra-racing.

 

The 200-mile race represents an introduction to ultra-racing.  The courses pass through small towns, with gas/convenience stores along the route.  Each 200-mile course will have 3 aid stations spaced approximately 50 miles apart.  No support vehicles will be allowed on the course.  Racers have 17 hours to finish.  Be sure to read the New Rules for 2017.

 

The 400-mile race is the next step on the ultra-racing path.  The race is open to both solo racers as well as 2- and 4-person teams.  Participants may ride self-supported or bring their own support crew.  The courses pass through small towns, with gas/convenience stores along the route.  But, unlike the 200-mile course, there will be no aid stations.  Racers have 32 hours to finish.  The 400-mile solo race is a RAAM Qualifier.

 

The RAAM Cycling Challenge is a multi-event series offering the best ultra-cycling, in the best cycling destinations in America.

Marble Falls, TX

March 25th, 2017

The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best cycling in the USA – thousands of miles of quiet country roads.  Springtime is the best time of year to experience the Hill Country – Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush are beginning to bloom.  Cool mornings and warm afternoons are perfect for riding.

RAAM Challenge - Texas is proudly part of the TEXAS ULTRA CUP

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Oceanside, CA

May 13th,2017

The cycling in Southern California is fabulous – extremely diverse.  The topography is the most varied of any cycling event we know - avocado orchards and orange groves, the ridges and valleys of the Coast Range, the Anza-Borrego Desert – and the weather is beautiful this time of year.

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St. Paul, MN

August 5th, 2017

Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have long been considered among the most beautiful in the nation.  The citizens of the Twin Cities give more of their time to charitable causes than any other metro area in the US.  Minnesota boasts over 10,000 lakes - Minneapolis has 22 lakes within the city limits and a park system second to none. St. Paul is home to Prairie Home Companion, National Public Radio’s most popular show. Ride beautiful prairie and rolling hills, along rivers and lake shore.  Summer in Minnesota is the best time of year and this is Midwest cycling at its best.

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Dublin, OH

September 16th, 2017

Fall in Ohio - the weather is great, the leaves are turning color. The Columbus metro area boasts a whole lot of firsts – largest private R & D foundation (Battelle Memorial Institute), largest university campus (The Ohio State University), best place to raise a family (Business Week), top up-and-coming tech city (Forbes), best zoo and aquarium (USA Travel Guide) and a whole lot more.  Best of all - the cycling is excellent.

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The RAAM Cycling Challenge is a multi-event series offering the best ultra-cycling, in the best cycling destinations in America.

 Race Information Please Contact:

Rick at rick@raceacrossamerica.org

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Marble Falls, TX

March 25th, 2017

Oceanside, CA

May 13th,2017

St. Paul, MN

August 5th, 2017

Dublin, OH

Sept. 16th, 2017