Who are the riders?
Four non-professional athletes from different states and stages of life came together with a singular goal: to cycle across the U.S. to raise money for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Meet Team PossABILITIES: Bill Devany, Patrick Berkebile, Skai Shadow, and David Anthony.
What is Race Across America (RAAM)?
RAAM is a 3000-mile nonstop race from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, beginning on June 20 in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD. The riders will cross 12 states in eight days and climb 170,000 vertical feet.
With our dedication to The Arc, first we’re coming together to ride in the Tour du Rouge from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA (537 miles over six days) to fundraise for The Arc. Then we will reunite six weeks later in Oceanside, CA for RAAM.
Why The Arc?
We all have family members, neighbors, and loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These are often members of our community who lack support and inclusion, so we’re riding to promote and protect their human rights and participation in society.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In addition to public policy advocacy, The Arc provides residential, educational, and vocational services, so people with I/DD can participate and be included in their communities. Many of their chapters provide person-centered and financial planning, recreational activities, and other supports that meet the unique needs of people with I/DD and their families.
For more info on the race go to https://www.raceacrossamerica.org and for The Arc go to https://thearc.org.