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Salsa Cycles Racing The Sun

Salsa Cycles Racing The Sun A short film from Salsa Cycles, Racing The Sun shares the story of Tim Ek’s 2013 Dirty Kanza 200 race, while relating it to his career helping troubled youth.

2014 Heart of the South 500, 200, Director's Report

2014 Heart of the South 500, 200, Director’s Report

by Tom Robertshaw, The 2104 edition of these races were held successfully, but under a cloud about the future.  The RAAM decision to de-certify the 500 mile race as a qualifier (along with others like this) certainly affected the attendance.  In addition my search for an interested party to take the race over in 2015 […]

Visions – Adam Bickett’s SoCal RAAM Challenge Record

A look into Adam Bickett’s recent record setting ride at the Southern California RAAM Cyling Challenge.  Adam set the mark for this 400 mile distance with more than 20,000 ft of climbing at 23 hours, 19 minutes and 30 seconds (17.22mph average).  He was using the toughest of the RAAM Cycling Challenge Series events as a […]

“The Un-Expected Win” - Bessie Creek 24hr RAAM Qualifier

“The Un-Expected Win” – Bessie Creek 24hr RAAM Qualifier

by Jay Kilby, Background: I started cycling in the beginning of 2005 just to lose weight.  Never imagined that I would end up where I am today, 85 lbs lighter and feeling like I am 18 again. In 2009, I got hooked on ultra cycling when I participated on a four person team at the […]

Introducing RAAM Team PHenomenal Hope

Introducing RAAM Team PHenomenal Hope

PITTSBURGH – The adventure started with a gentle nudge at a cycling camp in Tucson, Ariz., in 2010.  The physician was surrounded for one week by cyclists from across the country, a few of whom competed in ultra races.  The idea appealed to the pedaling pulmonologist. Then came a healthy push that summer at the […]

KEITH WOLCOTT: The Accidental RAAM Racer

KEITH WOLCOTT: The Accidental RAAM Racer

  Written by Vic Armijo, For Keith Wolcott the 2012 Ultra Mid-West 24-Hour race in Iowa was just another in the string of 24-hour race that the 55 year old likes to do. The Eastern Illinois University math professor (recently retired) rode a good race that day, despite conditions that he describes as “Actually quite horrible. It was in […]

Joel Sothern Sets Solvang DC Mark

Joel Sothern Sets Solvang DC Mark

Solvang Double Century recap – 1st place, new course record, ave on-bike speed 21.6 mph by Joel Sothern, Solvang is one of my favorite Doubles for many reasons: it was my very first double back in 2006, the scenery is great, traffic is light for most of the route, and the event is always well […]

2014 Joshua Tree Double Century

2014 Joshua Tree Double Century

by Steve Meichtry, My 120th Triple Crown Double Century was quite a challenge. My second double of the year would again be the great Mountain High Cycling event which goes around Joshua Tree National Park. Last years event was quite the challenge with unusually hot winds being the main course for the day which made […]

RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge – March 8-9, 2014

RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge – March 8-9, 2014

by Fred Boethling, The RAAM Challenge Series events are designed to attract new participants to the sport of endurance road racing.  They challenge riders who wish to step up from the traditional century ride, provide options for riders interested in exploring crewed endurance racing, and offer the opportunity to qualify for the Race Across America […]

RAAM and Recumbents

RAAM and Recumbents

The future of Cycling, Getting Older, and Brain Cancer story by Jim Parker, Do recumbent bicycles give racers an unfair advantage in the Race Across America (RAAM)?  This issue was raised after Maria Parker, my wife, was the first female solo finisher in the 2013 RAAM.  So, as we approach another exciting year of RAAM, […]

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