Why Nick’s Riding

On June 12, 2018, Nick Clark will ride his bike over 3,000 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland as a solo rider in the Race Across America (RAAM). Nick’s aim is to finish the RAAM to:

Memorialize his late wife Georgia Susan Clark, Sergeant Ryan Lindenbaum, Investigator Carlos Silva (Civil Police of the Federal District of Brazil), and all fallen police officers across America.

Honor the service and benevolence of Fairfax County Police Officer Meg Hawkins, and for the service of the entire Fairfax County Police Department.

Celebrate Ella The Warrior Princess; childhood cancer survivor who is the daughter of Fairfax County Police Officer Brooks Gillingham.

Nick is a former UCI Pro Cyclist, current USAC Pro Cyclist and USAC Licensed Coach, and owns ProBike FC in Falls Church, Virginia.

RAAM is a race, but unlike the three great European Grand Tours (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro de Italia), RAAM is not a stage race. RAAM is one continual stage, once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line! RAAM is 30% longer than the Tour de France, yet racers must complete the distance in roughly half the time and without rest days. Nick will race approximately 400-500 miles a day, which averages about 20-21 hours every 24 hours; braving the desert, plains and mountain terrain and weather.