The race has been called the toughest cycle race in the world and with a non-stop time trial from one side of the USA to the other, it's no surprise the event has earned this title.
Departing from Oceanside, California, on 20th June, 2015, the team will cycle 4828km and grind out 72km of vertical climbing, cross 12 states, pass through 88 counties and 350 communities before reaching Annapolis, Maryland, less than seven days later.
The Veloroos are four female athletes from the Inner West and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and are looking forward to representing Australia in RAAM 2015. During the race they will be supported by a hardcore group of 13 support crew in three vehicles.
These everyday women have represented Australia in the Triathlon World Championships in the last two years over distances ranging from sprint to full ironman.
RAAM will be a different challenge alltogether as extreme weather, sleep deprivation and physical and mental fatigue push the four riders and their crew to their limits as they cross the USA.
The Veloroos are taking on RAAM for their own sense of accomplishment, but are also raising money for two charities. The Tour de Cure Australia and Amy Gillett Foundation.