Bicycle Race Across the USA
Fire Velo of San Bernardino County, CA coordinates, implements and embarks on an extraordinary journey that test physical limits and mental toughness and commitment to cancer awareness and prevention for firefighters. As a competitor Fire Velo will endure 3,000 miles on their bicycles across the length of the North American Continent, from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean.
Fire Velo is a “Fire Service” based cycling club, whose mission is to help other firefighters. Our main focus is on cancer awareness within the fire service. Fire Velo has chosen the “Toughest Race” to symbolize the “toughest battle” that cancer patients face 24 hours a day during their fight. Our hope is to race, over mountains and through the valleys, to the finish line just as a cancer patient does to get to the finish line of remission.
The annual Race Across America (RAAM), labeled “The Toughest Race in the World”, is a 3,000+ mile bicycle race in which participants traverse the United States from California to Maryland. The route touches 12 states and climbs over 170,000 feet and is 50% longer than the Tour de France. Racers ride 24 hours a day with wildly fluctuating temperatures, ranging from 100+ in the desert to freezing in the Rocky Mountains.
The toughest endurance event in the world, RAAM offers long-distance cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves to the height of their abilities. Fewer than 2,500 cyclists have completed RAAM since its first edition in 1982. Solo winners complete the course in under 9 days, and winning teams complete the journey in less than 6 days. These modern-day heroes brave the desert, plains and mountain weather, lead a crew and a mini-organization of support, and raise thousands of dollars for charities around the world.
To learn more about Fire Velo and RAAM
Please contact Sean Jackson (909)234-9957
Tim Goforth (760) 835-3220 with questions.
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