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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 […]

Saddled Up In Texas With Andrew Welch

Saddled Up In Texas With Andrew Welch

2013 RAAM Challenge Texas 400 mile Champion Andrew Welch discusses his recent win. story by Andrew Welch, The morning of the race started like many of the races in the past.  I woke up with plenty of time to choke down some breakfast and take a shower before heading to the start line, but I […]

Team Tejas Reports - 2013 Texas Ultra Cup Race #1

Team Tejas Reports – 2013 Texas Ultra Cup Race #1

      The First race of the 2013 Texas Ultra Cup Race Series Challenge (TUC) is now in the record book, let the games begin!!!!!! We have formed The Texas Ultra Cup Race Series Challenge, in an attempt to make Ultra racing more fun, more competitive, add another Award to your Trophy case, entice […]

"Trying to Figure It All Out" - Wayne Dowd's Texas RAAM Challenge

“Trying to Figure It All Out” – Wayne Dowd’s Texas RAAM Challenge

story by Wayne Dowd, As I ruminate over my most recent race in Marble Falls, TX, I realize that there are several areas that require addressing in my log.  Similar to most people, when I arrived home, family, work, bills, and taxes all deterred me from my original plan to quickly record the event in […]

Ron Swift Talks About His Texas Cycling Challenge 200 Overall Win

Ron Swift Talks About His Texas Cycling Challenge 200 Overall Win

Story by Ron Swift, My name is Ron Swift and I’m a cyclist from a small town, Lorena, in central Texas.   I have enjoyed riding bikes since I was very young and managed to race BMX in the 80’s and mountain bikes some during the 90’s.  About five years ago, after suffering a lower back […]

RAAM Cycling Challenges Series Opens in Texas

RAAM Cycling Challenges Series Opens in Texas

The first in a series of seven RAAM Cycling Challenge Series events was recently held deep in the heart of one of the country’s very popular spring cycling mecca’s, the  Texas Hill Country.  This early spring series opener saw a diverse roster that included former RAAM finishers as well as athletes new to the sport. […]

In My Journey Toward Solitude I Found Unity - Wayne Dowd's Ohio RAAM Challenge Win

In My Journey Toward Solitude I Found Unity – Wayne Dowd’s Ohio RAAM Challenge Win

  Story by Wayne Dowd, When I first decided to race a Race Across America (RAAM) qualifying event, the intention was to qualify for and race Solo RAAM 2015. I raced RAAM in 2011 and 2012, as part of Team 4Mil’s 8-Man team.  I came to realize and understand that in order to fully comprehend […]

Dave Preston's TX RAAM Cycling Challenge - "Go Slower to Go Faster"

Dave Preston’s TX RAAM Cycling Challenge – “Go Slower to Go Faster”

Dave Preston didn’t have too much going for him heading into the 2012 Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge 400 mile race in Marble Head, TX.  Preston, from  Issaquah,Washington had planned on racing the TX Hill Country 600km race the week before, but wasn’t able to make it.  Seeing how he was counting on seeing the Hill Country, Preston […]

Baptism by Fire, A Rookie’s First Encounter - Stephen Stafford's Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge

Baptism by Fire, A Rookie’s First Encounter – Stephen Stafford’s Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge

By Stephen Ray Stafford, As a first timer to competitive Ultracycling, I didn’t have a clue what to expect at the RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge.  All I know is endurance triathlon racing, so my plan was to just ride my race and see what happened at the end.  I knew it would be a long day […]

Texas Cycling Challenge - Race Director's Report

Texas Cycling Challenge – Race Director’s Report

While most everyone was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day drinking green beer and chasing leprechauns, we were riding through fields of blue bonnets and chasing white tailed deer through the Texas Hill Country.  The Texas Cycling Challenge was the kick-off event for this year’s RAAM Challenge Series.  Generally, each of the nine events is comprised of […]

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