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

 
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The Race

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
 

Team Sponsors

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

 

Route Sponsor

(2 available)

Milestone Sponsor

(2/3 remaining)
Sundance Consulting

 

Checkpoint Sponsors

(10 available)

Time Station Sponsors

(36/44 remaining)

Frank Buhler

Brad Mickelsen

Timothy Jenkins

O’Brien & Gere

William Sarni

James Glover

Walt and Jenny Migdal

Bill and Donna Dehn Charitable Fund

3,000 Mile Club

(10¢ per mile)

Steve and Linda Kowalk

In-Kind Sponsors

The Fast Lab - providing Endurance Sports Coaching

https://www.thefastlab.com/

Hammer Nutrition - providing fuel for the Race

https://www.hammernutrition.com/

 

Join us.

 
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