RACING ACROSS THE USA WITH A WOODEN BICYCLE – RAAM 2017

FIRST ONES WITH A WOODEN BICYCLE SPRING

A WOODEN BICYCLE. Made out of Slovenian birch wood, a Slovenian product, Slovenian knowledge. A bicycle made for extreme ventures. Tested in DOS 2015.

INTERESTING STORY

We will stand out, Slovenia will watch, and so will the world. We are bringing novelty to the very heart of extremism. We are bringing a wooden bicycle that needs to overcome both desert plains as well as mountain ascents and descents. That is why we are going, to show that Slovenians can do it and know how to do it. We are the first.  Media find RAAM interesting, there are over 2,500 articles written on it yearly, and about 25 million people follow their website. There are countless fans along the route.

JUNE 2017 – RAAM 2017 ON SPRING WOODEN BICYCLES

4929 km to cycle, without rest, within the allocated time frame. 12 states to cross.

Uroš Štoklas competed in RAAM in 2007. In 2017, he decided to perform solo. For that reason, we created two frames for him to participate in the race with. One was a TT frame, and the other one was for a normal road bicycle. Race across America, or RAAM, is an ultramarathon, full of trials. Every cyclist must have a good measure of athletic luck to reach the finish line. Uroš Štoklas unfortunately did not have it in 2017. The neck pain became so severe that it was not safe for him to continue. Therefore, the team decided to withdraw from the race.

RAAM 2017 – THE ROUTE

Start                     17 June 2017

Goal                     9-day time frame

Distance              4828 km

Elevation             51000 m

12 states