The big one. The behemoth. The Race Across America (RAAM) 2024. It’s the world’s toughest bicycle race. A classic American tradition since 1982, RAAM draws racers from around the world. Solo racers have 12 days, and relay teams have 9 days to cycle across the United States.
We’re racing (although there are 2 of us) as a “solo” team. So that means we have a maximum of 12 days to traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet.
The fastest solo racer has finished in just over eight days, riding between 250-350 miles daily, balancing speed and the inescapable need for sleep.