Race Across America participants ride through Bonsall


Last updated 6/19/2008 at Noon

Fallbrook resident Jim Pensyers (left) and a teammate ride across the old Bonsall bridge Wednesday, June 11, during the first day of the Race Across America event.

OCEANSIDE — Forty bicycle teams, each consisting of two, four or eight people, left Oceanside on June 11 for the rides of their lives as they started the Race Across America (RAAM), the world’s premiere ultra-endurance cycling event.

This 3,000-mile bicycle race stretches through 15 states, across the Rockies, through the heartland of America and the Appalachians and finishes in Annapolis, MD. RAAM pits competitors against each other, the ever-challenging and changing American landscape and themselves.

RAAM is a continuous one-stage event, meaning that the clock starts on the west coa...

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