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Race Across America 2021

Giant is proud to sponsor Team Thin Energy, the 4-person team of Alex Isaly, Rahsaan Bahati, Rudy Napolitano and James Cowan in the Race Across America (RAAM), beginning June 19, 2021 in Oceanside, California.

Riders with a Mission

The Bahati Foundation, the Team Thin Energy RAAM team, and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), South Bureau Homicide Division, have teamed up to provide support to children who have been traumatized by homicides directly in the City of Los Angeles.

The Bahati Foundation's mission will be to allocate the money raised by the RAAM team into financial investment accounts for each child who was impacted by the loss of their parent. The focus of this special outreach initiative by the foundation is to provide youth access to financial literacy and entrepreneurial training.

Support the Mission

About Race Across America

175,000 feet of climbing, over 3000 miles, through deserts and mountains, through extreme temperatures and harsh winds. Racing nonstop day and night from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD. They call RAAM “the World's Toughest Bicycle Race” for a reason.

Race Across America is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance events in the world. No other race combines the distance, terrain and weather - in a punishing race against the clock. RAAM is a true test of speed, mental, physical, and spiritual strength, teamwork and camaraderie.

Learn More about RAAM

Proud Sponsor of Team Thin Energy

Giant is proud to support Team Thin Energy in the Race Across America, alongside the team's other title sponsors: CADEX Cycling, Cuore, Hyperice, Peloton Magazine, Thin Energy, and Word & Brown.

As part of our support, Giant will be sending two mechanics and two vehicles to support the riders as they ride across the country.

An in-house team of artists hand-painted custom Giant Trinity bikes for the team: each bike is a unique expression of the Bahati Foundation's values and has been custom-fitted to each individual rider by Ero Sports.

Custom Gear and Bikes
Custom Gear and Bikes
Giant is supporting the team with custom gear (including the Pursuit MIPS aero helmet, the Surge Pro shoe), and custom-painted Trinity Advanced Pro bikes. Click the image above to learn more.
Support Van
Giant Mechanic and Support Van
Giant USA Technical Marketing Specialist Kevin MacIntosh will be supporting the team by driving a van equipped with Kuat bike racks to transport riders from one relay station to the next.
Volvo NRS Support Vehicle
Mechanic and Volvo Cycling Support Vehicle
Master mechanic and racing support veteran Daniel Large will be driving a Volvo Cycling Support follow car while the riders race through the night.

Following the Race

Live Tracker Map
Live Tracking of the Riders
Follow the Race Across America riders on the official live tracking website.
Bahati Foundation on Instagram
Live Updates on Instagram
Follow live updates on Instagram from @bahatifdn and @giantbicyclesusa.
Bahati Foundation on Facebook
Bahati Foundation on Facebook
Follow the Bahati Foundation on Facebook.

Start with Why: The Team's Mission