Race Across America (RAAM and RAW)

June 14 & 28, 2022

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.
 

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. 

 

Race Across America Oceanside Cycling
Race Across America Oceanside Endurance Sports

Welcome to Oceanside
Race Participants

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, 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.

Please refer to our O’side Travel Updates page for resources and up to date information on how to safely explore Oceanside. 

2022 Race Across America Hotel Specials (Coming Soon)

Featured Special: Courtyard by Marriott Oceanside

Courtyard by Marriott

3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside |  (760) 966-1000

  • 2021 Special: 20% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: N/A
  • Distance to Starting Line: 6.8 Miles – 1/2 mile to Sprinter*
  • Hotel Contact: Susan Dell – 760-696-9704  or susan.dell@marriott.com
  • Corporate / Promo Code: B0200 – Enter under “Special Rates”

Special: Club Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort

Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort

333 Myers Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • 2021 Special: 15% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: Varies
  • Booking Contact800-989-6901
  • Distance to Starting Line: 1/2 mile
  • Visit Oceanside promo code: AFFIL
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

Comfort Suites Oceanside

Comfort Suites Oceanside

888 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • 2021 Special: 10% off regular rate
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: N/a
  • Booking Contact(760) 722-8880
  • Distance to Starting Line: 1/2 mile
  • Visit Oceanside promo code: LCOMM
  • Rate Expires: Until supplies last

Special: Mission Pacific Hotel

Mission Pacific Pool

201 N. Myers Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

  • 2021 Special: Save 10% and Receive a $100 Resort Credit
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: N/a
  • Booking Contact(760) 512-3300 
  • Distance to Starting Line: Across the Street
  • Rate Expires: May 31, 2021

Special: The Seabird Resort

The Seabird Resort Pool

101 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054

  • 2021 Special: Save 10% and Receive a $100 Resort Credit
  • Minimum Stay Requirement: N/a
  • Booking Contact(760) 512-3600 
  • Distance to Starting Line: Across the Street
  • Rate Expires: May 31, 2021