A Message from the Crew Chief

Solo RAAM is the ultimate race in the world for an Ultra-Cyclist.  Joan has done the training and is very prepared to trek across this country passing through 14 states and traveling from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland in under 13 days pedaling over 3,000 miles with a total elevation gain in excess of 170,000 feet.

To be Crew Chief for this epic ride is a challenge I am embracing.  Joan has raised over $12,000.00 for LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society).   My youngest son was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and Joan is riding in his honor.  By supporting a charity Joan has turned this ride into something much more than a bicycle ride across the country.  Joan is already a winner!

As Crew Chief I hope to motivate and mobilize 11 amazing people who have volunteered  their time and energy so that Joan may realize her dream of becoming the first Canadian woman to ever be an Official Finisher of Solo RAAM (Race Across America).

We have 3 vehicles that will be moving forward on the course following and attending to all Joan’s needs.  Crews will be rotating shifts every 8 hours and changing between vehicles.  The logistics for a race of this distance and  is mind boggling.

Follow us starting June 12th at noon from Oceanside.  Remember that race time will always be EST.

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