Join the Trek-Segafredo Racing team and special guest Jens Voigt for our second annual 175-mile ride across the greatest state ever!

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Oh what a feeling to finally cross that line!

August 26th-28th, 2016

1 Day and 2 Day options

175 miles     5,889 ft of climbing    One lap around the Kenosha Bowl


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The ride begins in Dubuque and follows scenic, low traffic roads 175 miles across the bottom of the state, inlcudes a ceremonial lap around the Washington Park Velodrome  and ends on at Simmons Island Beach along the shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha. 

Our inaugural ride was a huge success with 490 bib tags issued and only eight who needed sag support to finish the coast to coast ride. For our second year, we are going to offer a two-day option, with a stop over in Beloit. We will cap registration at 1,200 this year so we can grow slowly and safely.

Jens and some Trek employees ride past a pastoral Wisconsin scene east of Walworth.

Early registration will open December 21st. The first round of registration will only be open to RAW Founders who believed in us enough to sign up last year when we had little more than vague promises to go on. Those Founders will be able to invite friends to ride with them, so you might want to be nice to your pals who rode RAW last year.

The “Kenosha Bowl” opened in 1927, and after 89 years, it is the oldest operating velodrome in the country, a fitting place to end a ride with Jens Voigt and a have a grand party with the members of Trek Factory Racing.

The thought behind RAW was to create an epic but fun ride across Wisconsin that people from across the country will add to their cycling bucket list. To keep things simple this first year, we only offered a one-day option, but to appeal to a wider range of cyclists, we added a two-day option this year.

Wisconsin is famous for our low traffic paved country roads. Photo by Jeffrey Phelps

We are starting in Dubuque, because we need a start location with plenty of hotel rooms and the route across the southern part of the state is shorter. There are 13 hours and 19 minutes of daylight August 27th, which should allow most riders to finish with daylight, but please bring lights! We will have law enforcement support, but all riders are expected to follow the rules of the road at all times. Anyone caught violating will be disqualified.

In future years, the route and other registration options may change, but with the opportunity to ride and party with some of the best professional cyclists in the world, all to support the sport you love,  you may want to do do this ride every year.

You can bring your gears for your finishing lap around the Kenosha Bowl. Photo by Peter DiAntoni/TWOMag.

Stop when you get to Lake Michigan! Photo by Jeffrey Phelps