RAAM Cycling Challenge
The premier Nationwide Gran Fondo Ride and Endurance Race Series!
2014 Registration will open for all events Sunday, December 22!
The Race Across America Cycling Challenge is an 7-event series offering a wide range of cycling – from recreational riding to racing - in the best cycling destinations in America.
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|March 8, 2014
||Austin (Marble Falls), Texas|
|April 5, 2014||Oceanside, CA|
|May 10, 2014||Portland, Oregon|
|August 16, 2014
||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota|
|September 13, 2014||Sacramento, California|
|September 27, 2014||Columbus (Dublin), Ohio|
|November 1, 2014||Daytona Beach, Florida|
Each event reflects the unique characteristics of the region - scenic courses, local culture, food and entertainment. All events offer a weekend of cycling, food, entertainment and fun. There are 60 and 120-mile rides. The 120-mile ride is a “Gran Fondo.”Individual event distances may vary.
What is a Gran Fondo? A Gran Fondo – Italian for “big ride” – is a long distance, mass participation cycling event – not a race – open to recreational and competitive cyclists. The Gran Fondo falls somewhere between a non-competitive century ride and a road race. All participants are timed. Riders may challenge themselves against the distance or the clock. The top riders compete against each other to finish first. Gran Fondos typically have more challenging courses – ours are no exception. Most importantly, they have big parties after the finish. Participants are usually not in a rush to get home. They regale each other with tales of glory over a hot meal and a cold beverage! Our Gran Fondo is no exception … come on out, ride and party!
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*The 60 and 120-mile rides will be on Saturday and will be fully supported with Aid Stations, bike mechanics and SAG support. Rider Check in on Friday and Saturday.
*The 200 and 400-mile races will begin on Saturday. All Racers must attend the racer meeting and go through vehicle & bike inspections Friday. Please see schedules for times.
There will be 200 and 400-mile races. The 200 & 400 mile races are unsupported. The 200 may be ridden either randonneur-style (unsupported) or with a crew. Racers must notify the Race Director prior to the event if they wish to race unsupported. The 400-mile racers must have a support crew. Individual event distances may vary.
*Solo racers completing the 400-mile race will qualify for the Race Across America.
If you want to challenge yourself and try endurance racing but aren't sure where to start, it's not as hard as you think! Here is an introduction to how it works and what you need. Endurance Cycling Primer - we are always happy to answer your questions director@souleventsusa .
Questions: Contact us at director <@> souleventsusa.com or 720-381-6053.
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