Four World-Class Athletes Head Out For Next Challenge in June
Not very often do four world-class athletes come together for a chance to become the fastest four-man team to participate in the famed 3,000 cross country road bike race, Race Across America. An endurance bike race unlike any other, what lies between is 3,000 miles of heat turning to cold, light turning to dark, flat roads turning to mountain passes, vitality turning to exhaustion, and the chance to achieve the glory of claiming the title, RAAM Finisher. Departing from Oceanside, California on June 14th and arriving in Annapolis, Maryland less than 9 days later, with a goal of finishing in 6 days.
2x Motocross Champion, Supermoto Champion and Pikes Peak Hill Climb record holder, Micky Dymond, 7x US National Time Trial Champion and Tour de France competitor, Dave Zabriskie, BMX Champion and 24x X Games medalist, Dave Mirra, and finally Superbike Champion, Supermoto Champion and professional mountain bike racer, Ben Bostrom, will take on the country as Team Legends of The Road. The talent of all four seasoned athletes makes for the perfect recipe to race RAAM.
Shimano and Pearl Izumi among others have come along side the team to make it a successful race. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit the team website for contact information.
“As an endurance athlete my entire life, it has been a desire of mine to race RAAM, and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to come together. RAAM takes competition to the next level and we are up to the challenge,” Comments Micky Dymond.
A large part of RAAM is the charitable component. Teammate Dave Zabriskie has a passion for educating and bringing awareness to safety on the road between cyclists and vehicles. His organization Yield to Life will be the charitable beneficiary for the team. On top of that, the team has created an opportunity for fans and supporters to become directly involved by contributing to their race efforts online and the video produced to go along side it.
In addition to the race, a video series titled Riding The Line, will follow them on their unorthodox path to compete in the Race Across America. In 2014, Riding the Line will go in-depth with each athlete, following them through their “normal” lives of competing in sports such as motorcycle racing, professional mountain biking, Ironmans, and more.
Each athlete has a carnal instinct making them push the limits every time they step into a race, no matter what the discipline. It’s this passion that Riding The Line will capture; showcasing these living legends in their various sports and coming together to compete as a team.