A non-stop ultra cycling race-event is up for treat for the people of Jammu. A prelude to the whole event will be seen this weekend, with cyclists traversing the streets of Jammu to spread awareness about the mega event.
Jammu cycling club in collaboration with Shivalik Signature club are organising first of it’s kind road show in Jammu to aware the fitness enthusiasts about this novel initiative.
Time: 12 noon
Venue: Choudhary Resort, Kunjwani
Target: World’s toughest bicycle race (615 Kms in 24 hours)
Save The Date:
Last Date of Registeration: 15-3-2018
Event Date: 7-4-2018
What is RAAM Qualifier?
Chandigarh-Pathankot-Chandigarh (CPC) is a 631 Km (400 Mile) Ultra Cycling Race from Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, ‘The City Beautiful’ to back at the starting point, comprising solo and relay team categories. All racers in all categories must have a support vehicle and crew.
The Chandigarh-Pathankot-Chandigarh Delight is a RAAM Qualifier! The Solo Racers who finish within the Time limit will be qualified for Race Across America The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race!
The Route Description
The route of Ultra 200 is a challange based on distance
The Race starts from Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, will traverse through the cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Batala, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur and get into Chandigarh. Overall it’s a route all on the plains with only one climb – Haryana to Kamahi Devi top.
Details, Maps – The total distance is 631 Km or 396 Miles
This is for the first time that a RAAM Qualifier is being organised in Northern India.
“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the youth of Jammu to shine out and show to the world what they have got”, Sukreet Gupta, from Jammu Cycling club told U4UVoice
If you are an adventure or a fitness enthusiast, you must grab this opportunity with bott hands, for who knows you might be the next in line to get the ticket to America.
All solo racers must “qualify” to race RAAM. Following are the ways in which a solo racer may qualify for RAAM:
Ways to Qualify for Solo RAAM
▪ Completing 2- or 4-person Team RAAM.
▪ Completing a “RAAM Style” RAAM Qualifying Race (RAAM Qualifier or RQ). Generally, a “RAAM Style” event is one which is of longer distance (at least 350 miles), on public roads, non-drafting and with follow vehicle(s) and support crew.
▪ Completing a Time Trial RQ. Generally, a Time Trial event is non-drafting and run on public roads. Since Time Trial events do not involve follow vehicles, racers qualifying by completing a Time Trial RQ will be required to attend a RAAM sponsored Seminar or have crewed for a solo RAAM attempt.
▪ Completing the PAC Tour Elite Tour.
▪ If a prospective racer is unable to make arrangements to attempt to qualify at one of the listed events, the racers is encouraged to contact the RAAM management to make other arrangements.
▪ Racers may petition RAAM to compete in RAAM if they have not met the above standards but feel other accomplishments qualify them to race solo RAAM. Acceptance will be determined by RAAM management and the RAAM management’s decision will be final.
▪ At least one rider on a tandem must have qualified for solo RAAM pursuant to these qualification guidelines.
Teams are not required to “qualify” for RAAM.
RAAM Qualification Standards
▪ Racers must average 10.5 mph in a “RAAM Style” RQ or finish the event within the event’s official cut-off time, which ever is faster.
▪ Racers must travel 400 miles in a “24-hour” Time Trial RQ. In addition, racers achieving the qualifying standard for a “24-hour” Time Trial RQ must attend a RAAM sponsored Seminar or have crewed for a solo RAAM attempt.
Achieving the RAAM qualifying standard in a particular RQ is not an indicator of one’s preparedness for RAAM. Race conditions, terrain and other factors may vary widely. Moreover, there is a significant “scale-up” from the RQs to RAAM itself. Many of the problems encountered on RAAM never have a chance to manifest themselves in an RQ. Racers who pick what may seem to be the “easiest” RQ are not necessarily doing themselves any favors. Accordingly, racers are encouraged to race more than one RQ event. In general, the more experience one has, the greater the chance of a successful RAAM finish.
Achieving RAAM Qualified Status
Racers achieving RAAM Qualified status by completing 2- or 4-person Team RAAM need not notify RAAM of their results.
Racers achieving RAAM Qualified status through a RAAM-Style RQ, Time Trial RQ or the PACTour Eltie Tour need not notify RAAM of their results. RAAM-sanctioned RQs are required to submit the race results following completion of the event.
RAAM qualification is good for two years following the year of qualification.
All official solo and solo tandem RAAM finishers are qualified for life.
Awards for Achieving RAAM Qualification
Racers achieving RAAM Qualified status will receive a certificate and a letter of invitation to race RAAM, world’s toughest bicycle Race – Race Across AMaerica.
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