VRAAM and VRAW – the course
Assisted by RAAM Race Director, Rick Boethling, we have matched the profile of the real course, as far as possible. This means that when the real course would have been going across the plains of Kansas the rides are flatter and when you would have been in the Appalachians the ride has more ascent. We have managed to film the start at Oceanside California so you will start riding on the actual RAAM course.
“THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST VIRTUAL BICYCLE RACE”
There will be more total ascent in the course than RAAM or RAW. Although you won’t get the headwinds, the rain, the cold, the heat or any bumpy roads we are staying true to the spirit of RAAM in its first virtual edition.
The course is arranged in 20 blocks to minimise the segment download requirements and within each block some segments are repeated.
VRAAM is over a total distance of 4,542km with a total elevation gain of 73,739m. The cumulative ride duration (the time ride it took the rider who was filming the segment to ride it) is 185hr 22minutes 50secs. To put it another way, if you ride at the same speed as it was filmed then you would need to ride about 15hrs per day for 12 days to complete VRAAM.
VRAW is Block 1 to Block 8 inclusive. It is over a total distance of 1,529km with a total elevation gain of 25,371m. The cumulative ride duration (the time ride it took the rider who was filming the segment to ride it) is 65hr 23minutes 44secs. To put it another way, if you ride at the same speed as it was filmed then and you rode for 15hrs per day it would take you just under 4.5 days to complete VRAW.
The time cut-off for both VRAAM and VRAW is 12 days. All distances and elevation gains are approximate.
Click the logo to view/print the course:
The ride segments will appear on your FulGaz menu in the order that they have to be ridden.
When you have completed one segment then download the next segment and start riding. If you are riding within a block and have already downloaded that segment then you can re-use the download.
Here is an example of what you will be able to see:
Once you have your FulGaz subscription and have entered VRAAM or VRAW you can access and download test segments of the route to give them a try. This way you can practise the routes, as well as ensuring that your set-up is ‘good to go’ come race day.
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Enter VRAAM and VRAW HERE
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