We're riding 3,000 miles across America for clean water.


The Race


The Race Across America (RAAM) is considered to be the world’s toughest bike race, with riders completing a cross-country trek in fewer than nine days. Starting in Oceanside, California, RAAM spans 3,000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet, crosses 12 states and finishes at City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland.

Open to amateur and professional racers, in solo, 2-, 4- and 8-person relay teams, there is no other race in the world comparable to RAAM. Not only has RAAM proved to be one of the most challenging races in the world, but has become a huge platform for racers to raise awareness and money for charities of their choice.  

The Reason


We’re cycling for water. In June 2019, our team is taking on the world’s toughest bike race—riding 3,000 miles across America to raise awareness and money for clean water and sanitation. Funds raised will go to Water For People, an organization that promotes the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. 

Please join us by supporting our efforts and donating to help us meet our goal of $100,000. Every dollar counts. 

The Riders

The 2017 EA/Water For People team finished the race in 8 days, 5 hours, and 57 minutes. The 2019 team goal is to finish in 7 days, 6 hours.

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Eleanor Allen

CEO, Water For People

My passion is helping people improve their quality of life by having sustainable access to water and sanitation. I hope that this race can amplify our work and our message, to further achieve our mission—especially to improve life for women and girls as they are disproportionately affected by inadequate water and sanitation.
— Eleanor Allen

Lou Barinka

EA Engineering, Science and Technology

I am honored to be part of the Cycling for Water RAAM team and to be able to use this race to raise awareness of global water and sanitation challenges and raise money for Water for People.
— Lou Barinka

Jeff Boltz

EA Engineering, Science and Technology

By advocating for Water For People through competing in RAAM with Cycling for Water, I hope to make a small difference by raising funds to help bring drinking water to communities that currently lack this basic need.
— Jeff Boltz

Walter Migdal

EA Engineering, Science and Technology

Riding the RAAM has been on my bicycling bucket list for a while, but I never thought it achievable until now. With the support of EA and Water For People, I can achieve my goal and bike for a great cause—safe drinking water and sanitation—at the same time.
— Walter Migdal

The Crew


Kevin Kowalk

Crew Chief
EA Engineering, Science and Technology


Frank Aquino

Returning Crew Member
EA Engineering, Science and Technology


Cynthia Cheatwood

Returning Crew Member
EA Engineering, Science and Technology


Torrence Adams

Returning Crew Member
Bike Mechanic


Joshua Messenger

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology


David Deigert

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology


Michael Stephens

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology

Jessica Thompson

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology


Mark Gutberlet

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology


Hilary Williams

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology


David Fellows

Water for People


Bill Rue

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology


Team Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


Route Sponsor

(1/2 remaining)

Milestone Sponsor

(1/3 remaining)
Southwest Airlines


Sundance Consulting


Checkpoint Sponsors

(6/9 remaining)

PSA Insurance and Financial Services


Malcolm Walter

Time Station Sponsors

(0/41 remaining)

Frank Buhler

Brad Mickelsen

Timothy Jenkins

O’Brien & Gere

William Sarni

James Glover

Walt and Jenny Migdal

Bill and Donna Dehn Charitable Fund

Jeffrey Boltz

Peterson Drilling

Hall Environmental Analysis Lab

ESOP Law Group

Centric Business Systems

Ralph Migdal


EA Pacific Business Unit

Linda and Mike Stephens

Timothy Nugent


Intera Incorporated

Michael Deane

Z. Vanessa Davidson

Anne McCarthy

Eileen ONeill

James Williams

EA Brighton, MI and Deerfield, IL Offices

Jacque Hinman

Northstar Marine, Inc.

EA Corporate Proposal Group

The Boltz Family

EA Lincoln, NE Office

EA Denver, CO & Alameda, CA Offices

EA Dallas, TX Office

T. Rowe Price

EA Water and Natural Resources Business Unit

Dr. and Mrs. David G. Mead

Mr. and Mrs. Moeder

EA FCE Business Unit

EA’s Seattle & Alaska Offices

Bross Group

Linda and Gary De Kock

EA Client Programs

Diane d’Arras

John Joliet

Douglas Owen

Roger Flint

Kevin Kowalk’s Facebook Friends

John Eckstein

Deb Roby & Alan Robbins of JSS Law

The Allen Family

Donald Rosenthal

William Roe

Bruce Farkas

Southwest Sign & Banner

Debra Coy

The Uhler Group, LLC

Alyssa Boyer

3,000 Mile Club

(10¢ per mile)

Steve and Linda Kowalk


Praxis Consulting Group, Inc.

Safe Travel Business Travel, LLC

Earl and Tami Morse

Kathy Freas

Travis Watters


Jyl Camhi

Katy Keim

Matthew Ostrower

Maureen Stapleton

Bross Group

William Blosser

George Hawkins

Janelle Rogers

Jan and Lisa Allen

Richard Skolnik

Peter Macy

Melissa Wu

Joan Miller

Hilary Willams’ Facebook Friends

Christine Kosmowski

Linda Dee

Philip Guzzeta

Mary DeRosa

Julie Goodrich

George Sparks

Jay Gilbert

Jeff Peacock

David Saunders

In-Kind Sponsors

The Fast Lab - providing Endurance Sports Coaching


Hammer Nutrition - providing fuel for the Race


Swiftwick - Chase Adventure. It Fits You.®




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