Two person relay
four person relay
An OREGON YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
Many people think of Oregon as being lush, green and very wet. Certain areas of Oregon fit that description well. Our loop course most definitely does not. High desert all the way. It's barren, beautiful, deserted, windy, hot and contains a bazillion feet of unending rollers and sustained climbs. Difficult? Very....just as a Qualifier for the Race Across America should be. Nothing can truly prepare one for a solo RAAM attempt but the RAO 1000k will test your limits like no other event under 1,000 miles.
The courses we use for our Oregon events take place on roads that I've ridden thousands of training miles in preparation for six Race Across America finishes and six Race Across the West finishes. Riding 10, 12, 15, 18 hour days in Willamette Valley rain would get old after awhile and I'd escape to arid Central and Eastern Oregon. Not only did I appreciate the dry climate, I loved the terrain, lack of cars and lack of civilization.