Their goal is to ride the 3079 miles across the USA at over 20 mph, beating the exisitng record of 19.65 mph in the process.
Race Across America is the premier ultra cycle race in the world. Since 1982 it has seen many people attempt this feat as solo racers and as teams. It crosses through deserts, mountains and endless plains.
Racing RAAM is an expensive challenge: Mark and Eneas will have 10-12 crew members with them for the race, feeding and fueling them and keeping them rolling 24 hours a day with not a minute stationary. They will have 3 minivans and a RV and the crew will need hotel rooms to rest between shifts. With the riders covering around 500 miles per day, it’s quite a logistical challenge to keep them supported and the crew sufficiently rested. It’s a complicated process!
All the funds raised go towards the funding of the race: entry fee, flights, hotels, vehicles, food for racers and crew and other supplies.
Eneas Freyre is the 2x overall winner Mt Washington Hill Climb, multi time CT State Champion at Road Race, Criterium, Time Trial and Cyclocross disciplines. He was a multi time Age Group National Duathlon Champion and 2011 Age group Overall World Champion Olympic Distance.
Mark Pattinson is a 7 time veteran of solo Race Across America. He has placed 2nd 4 times in the race and has only ever been beaten by 4 other riders in total.
He holds the distinction (dubious) of having the most 2nd place finishes without a victory, and is considered one of the most knowledgable ultra cyclists in the world.
- Steve Mettler
- Scott Craighead
- Rob Goddu
- Tom Janson and Denise Elmer
- Christopher Haggerty
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