Race Across America (RAAM and RAW)

Due to Covid, the 2020 event has been postponed to June 15 & 19, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back to Oceanside then. 


Race Across America (RAAM) and Race Across the West (RAW) both kick off their race in Oceanside, CA drawing endurance cycling enthusiasts from around the world to participate and to cheer on. 

Race Across America (RAAM), an annual transcontinental bicycle race from the west to east coast of the USA, is one the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well. Racers must traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. Team racers have a maximum of nine days and most finish in about seven and a half days. Teams will ride 350-500 miles a day, racing non-stop. Solo racers have a maximum of 12 days to complete the race, with the fastest finishing in just over eight days. Solo racers will ride 250-350 miles a day, balancing speed and the need for sleep. Please visit the Race Across America website for more information.

The Race Across the West (RAW) is one of the world’s top RAAM Qualifying events. Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO – 860 miles across the rugged American West. Participants cross the Coast Range, Imperial Dunes, Monument Valley and finish in the San Juan Range of SW Colorado. The RAW route follows the RAAM route to Durango. Both the RAAM and RAW racers are on the course at the same time making it a perfect way to see how you might do racing RAAM. Please visit the Race Across the West website for more information.

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Welcome to Oceanside Race Participants!

Welcome athletes, friends, family and fans of Race Across America! Oceanside is excited to have you have back for this world-renowned event.

Request an Oceanside Visitors Guide before you get here to learn about what makes Oceanside such a wonderful and unique Southern California beach community.

Need participant room blocks for Race Across America?

For customized room blocks for your team’s racers, crew, friends and family, email Dana Higgins, Director of Business Development with Visit Oceanside at dana@visitoceanside.org.

Want to watch the start of Race Across America?

If you’re planning a biking vacation or racecation and traveling from out of town to check out this event, consider staying in Oceanside. If you’re traveling with your biking or fitness group, let Visit Oceanside assist you in finding the perfect location for your group to stay together. Contact our Group Travel Department for more information.

Lodging Packages and Deals

10% OFF at The Fin Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

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Race and Athlete Resources