Race Across America (RAAM) is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well.
RAAM is a race. But, unlike the three great European Grand Tours (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro de Italia), RAAM is not a stage race but one continual stage. Once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line. It is the world’s longest time trial. The ultimate race of truth.
Racers must cycle 3000 miles, across 12 states, and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. Team racers have a maximum of nine days but most finish in about seven and a half with the fastest in just over 5 days. Solo racers have a maximum of 12 days to complete the race, most finishing in 11 days with the fastest finishing in under 8 days.
Adventure Syndicate member Julian Buhring will aim to take the women's solo record this year. Her team will do all they can to ensure she stays as comfortable as possible in the saddle and bring her home safe and victorious.