Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. -- A country-wide cycling event will soon be coming through the lake area. The 32nd edition of the Race Across America will be in the Ozarks June 16-19.
The non-stop race starts in Oceanside, Calif. and ends in Annapolis, Md., a total of 3,000 miles. Locally, it'll go up Highway 54 from Macks Creek to Jefferson City.
Over 700 riders, crew and media from around the world will be involved in the event.
The RAAM event has 53 time stations, one of which (No. 32) will be located at the Signal Station one block east of the square in Camdenton.
Solo female riders and male riders over the age of 60 start Tuesday June 11, the male solo riders begin their quest to cross the continent on Wednesday, June 12.
Two, four, and eight person teams start the race on Saturday, June 15.
A RAAM chart estimates that the first wave of riders will arrive in Camdenton between the late morning and early afternoon hours of Sunday, June 17.
Cross-country race from California to Maryland
Solo and team groups (2-person, 4-person and 8-person)
By the numbers
3,000 miles long
6-9 days to cross the country
350-500 miles per day
9-12 days for solo racers to finish
250-350 miles per day for solo racers
Over $1,000,000 raised by racers for charities over the past five years.
Racers range in age from 18-70
Teams are raced in a relay format