NCC RAAM Team Talk

Dan, Rich, James, Bruce offer their reflections and insight

NCC’s RAAM Team before take-off

Come one, come all to a special NCC event on Sunday, August 14 starting at 6PM at the World War II Club on Conz St. in Northampton.

The night will feature pizza, refreshments, and guest speakers from the NCC RAAM Team, who will talk about their epic adventure, as well as Amy Snyder who will talk about her book about RAAM, “Hell on Two Wheels.”

The annual RAAM race traverses 3,000 miles across 12 states and climbs over 170,000 vertical feet. NCC’s RAAM team not only finished this race they placed 1st in their age group! They will talk about their experience, logistics, and lessons learned.

Author Amy Snyder followed the 2009 RAAM race closely, driving the backroads, talking with racers, and exploring the physical and emotional motivations behind their rides. Her recently published book Hell On Two Wheels provides one of the most detailed accounts of RAAM available.

We hope all can make it. RSVP to Jonathan by August 12th at, and make sure you show up hungry and thirsty — for knowledge and experience of course.

Hell On Two Wheels – by Amy Snyder

More links:

Four local cyclists head out on 3,000 mile trek – Hampshire Gazette
Profiles in perseverance – Hampshire Gazette
WAMC Radio – Amy Snyder interview, 8/5/11
No Sleep for RAAM riders – NY Times
RAAM Official Website

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