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RAAM Oceanside California
Race Across America (RAAM) 2008 4 Person Team

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What does it take to get this entire team across the country during the race? Look below to find out! Here is a list of items that our team will need to complete our noble quest. You can help out by making a donation equal to the amount it will cost to purchase each item. We have also divided up the cost of each item if you'd prefer to make a smaller donation.

Now here's the fun part: For every donation, we'll enter you in a raffle. We're collecting some exciting items from our generous sponsors to give away so donate today! Questions? Contact Eric.


Riders Nutrition (6 days X 4 riders)
We'll need to fuel up round the clock to keep the riders on a solid nutrition plan. When you race for 6 days straight on next to no sleep every meal is critical. This is the foundation of a nutrition plan that will be supplemented with liquid fuel such as Infinit. Riders will eat about 4 or 5 meals a day ($35 food days)! And we'll need to provide 4 riders for 6 days (24 food days).
$35 (quantity needed: 24 - purchased: 0)

Crew Nutrition (6 days X 14 crew)
Hey we're not saying the crew it's less than the riders.. uh, but they do! Thing is there's at least 3 times as many crew to keep this well oiled machine rolling at top speeds.
$25 (quantity needed: 84 - purchased: 0)

We heard from past racers that PIZZA will be the riders go to pick-me-up on this trip. Of course while the crew loves to eat PB&J everyday, we're a team and sharing like 6 pizzas is team policy!
$75 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 0)

Pre Race Carbo-loading
Big pasta & pizza dinner at Trattoria Fantastica in Oceanside before the big day starts!
$25 (quantity needed: 16 - purchased: 0)

Candy and Ice Cream (6 days X 2 crews)
Along with red bulls and coke this will be an essential nutritional ingredient for our team! Or at least the kick that keeps them up all night driving through the desert. What's better than a sugar high?!
$20 (quantity needed: 12 - purchased: 0)

Equipment & Gear

Tubes and CO2
20 tubes ($100) & 20 CO2 cartridges ($60) to change flat tires.
$160 (quantity needed: 3 - purchased: 1)

Essentials: Lubricant & Body Care
Bag balm ($7), assos chamois cream ($17), body glide ($8)... all the good stuff to keep saddle sores and chafing away!
$32 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 3)

2-Way Radio
Walkie talkies to keep the support vehicles in touch 24/7 along the ride.
$75 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 1)

Rider Radio
Communications between rider and crew.
$50 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 4)

Flashlights: 1 small, 2 large, 1 headlamp/ vehicle (Maglite $15, 2 x $22, $20 = $79/vehicle)
$79 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 0)


RV Rental (12 hours)
2 RVs will be used for a total of 10 days each. 12 hour segments for 10 days means we'll need a quantity of 40 to have 2 RVs for 10 days each.
$150 (quantity needed: 40 - purchased: 2)

RV Provision Kit
Flashlight, can opener, broom, plastic pail, spatula, cooking spoon, cooking fork, coffee cups, tumblers, plates, soup bowls, silverware, tea kettle, colander, mixing bowl, and a cookware set.
$50 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 0)

Van Rental (12 hours)
2 Vans will be used for a total of 10 days each. 12 hour segments for 10 days means we'll need a quantity of 40 to have 2 Vans for 10 days each.
$30 (quantity needed: 40 - purchased: 1)

On the road around the clock keeping the crew and riders with a home base.
$50 (quantity needed: 50 - purchased: 9)

FLIGHTS to Race Start: Riders
Help us with 25% of a ticket to the race start in Oceanside, CA. DONATE MILES: Please contact us about donating frequent flyer miles to the team!
$60 (quantity needed: 16 - purchased: 2)

Crew: Flights to Race Start
Help us pay for 1/8 of the crew members' tickets to the race start.
$33 (quantity needed: 72 - purchased: 0)


Hotel Room - Race Start
Rooms for crew and riders as we set up a couple days prior to the race, out in Oceanside, California. Quantity needed: 16 (8 rooms for 2 nights).
$80 (quantity needed: 16 - purchased: 1)

Hotel Room - Shower Stop 1
Quick stop to shower and freshen up the crew & riders in Antonito, Colorado.
$40 (quantity needed: 8 - purchased: 6)

Hotel Room - Shower Stop 2
Quick stop to shower and freshen up the crew and riders in Ft Scott, Kansas.
$40 (quantity needed: 8 - purchased: 1)


First Aid Kit
Basic first aid kit for all support vehicles. This will augment our own medic on the crew and their full kit of medical supplies.
$30 (quantity needed: 5 - purchased: 1)

Pit stop to wash the riders clothes along the route.
$16 (quantity needed: 6 - purchased: 5)

Kitchen & Cleaning Accessories
Trash bags ($8), handi-wipes ($6), jumbo 2.5 gallon ziplock bags for dirty laundry ($28), 150 disposable utensils ($5), 90 plastic bowls ($9) , 150 plastic cups ($10), 110 plates ($5), 400 knapping ($4), paper towels, 4x 12 rolls toilet paper ($15)
$90 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 1)

Cooler & Blender
Cooler to keep food/drinks chilled (1 ice, 1 food, 1 drinks - $110) and blender to make smoothies/recovery drinks ($60).
$140 (quantity needed: 4 - purchased: 0)


$40 (quantity needed: 10 - purchased: 1)

Registration Fees

Registration FEE for RAAM
The total fee for a 4 person team is $4795. That amounts to $200 a day for each rider - finishing in a ground breaking 6 days. Quantity needed, $200 x 24.
$200 (quantity needed: 24 - purchased: 8)


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