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2017 Bike Law / Cycle for Survival RAAM Team

What happens when a few friends are sitting around talking about bucket list bike rides? You sign up for the Race Across America.

2 days ago, our closest friends started their journey of racing from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD in the Race Across America. They are all racing for their own personal reasons but in the end, they are raising awareness and money in the fight against rare cancers, Cycle for Survival.

The road up to the start line has been tough. Training over the past year was brutal, and with only two weeks before the race beginning the only woman on the team, Anne Moore, was hit from behind by a tandem. Bravely (or naively) our own South Carolina Bike Law attorney, Timmy Finch, jumped in to fill the necessary 4th rider position.

There are many stories to be told about this week long RAAM event. We hope to get behind the scenes over the next few days and dig into what is motivating each of these riders to pedal through 111º heat, cold nights and long hours on the saddle for 7 days. For now, learn more about the race and start tracking our riders!

What is Race Across America?

Started in 1982, Race Across America it is THE ultra endurance road race. 3,000 miles, 17 states, 170,000 feet of climbing. You can race solo or in a team of 2, 4 and 8. Our RAAM team is a 4-Person Male team. Some people consider this event to be the toughest bike race you can find.

Track Their RAAM Journey

You can live track the Bike Law / Cycle for Survival team here. They are also updating their Facebook page often & finally, make sure to donate to their Cycle for Survival cause.

 

 

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