Race Across America (RAAM and RAW)

June 13 & 17, 2023

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

Race Across America Oceanside
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.

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. 

Each rider and team are introduced as they begin their journey so come cheer them on beginning at noon on race days!

Ride the Rail to see the RAAM Riders: https://metrolinktrains.com/explore/orange-county/race-across-america/

Metrolink is proud to serve as the LINK between six Southern California counties and events in Oceanside with safe, seamless and reliable train transportation. Regular train cars can carry up to 3 bicycles while Metrolink’s specialized bike cars can carry up to 9 bicycles.

The Metrolink $15 Summer Day Pass, available on weekdays, and the $10 Weekend Day Pass can be purchased via Metrolink’s mobile app. Both passes are valid for unlimited systemwide trips on the day of travel, and kids 17 and under ride for free on weekends when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Learn more: https://metrolinktrains.com/ticketsOverview/discounts/current-promotions/

Take the Metrolink Orange County (OC) or Inland Empire-Orange County (IEOC) lines to the Oceanside Transit Center station, then walk 15 minutes to reach the Oceanside Pier. Plan your trip, door-to-door, using the Moovit App or Transit App.

Lodging in Oceanside for 2023 RAAM and RAW Participants (Coming Soon)

We’re so excited to have you join us in Oceanside for this signature annual event. We want planning your time with us to be as easy as possible so below we’ve put together the best lodging and hotel deals for Race Across America and Race Across the West in Oceanside. If you want to explore a little bit more about we offer as a destination, then request to have an Oceanside Visitor Guide mailed out to you prior to your arrival.

Need participant room blocks for Race Across America?

For customized room blocks for your team’s racers, crew, friends and family, contact our Group Sales Team

Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals

Beachfront Only Oceanside 16x9


  • Offer: Up to 10% off standard rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: 2 nights
  • Stay Dates
  • Distance to IM HQ: varies
  • Promo code:
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort

Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort

333 Myers Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Special: 15% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: Varies
  • Booking Contact800-989-6901
  • Distance to Starting Line: 1 block
  • Visit Oceanside promo code:
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last