RAAM: Race Across America
by Globetrotter on 11 November 2007EN
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The World's Toughest Bike Race! A coast-to-coast bicycle marathon.
Route: 3000 miles, 170,000 feet of climbing
Crosses 12 states from west to east, passes through 88 counties and 350 communities
Format: Solo, 2-, 4- and 8-Person relay teams
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