Here at Matt Hoffmann RAAM headquarters we are busy with our initial preparations. Matt himself is out there riding and spreading the word about his amazing journey as he builds for Race Across America (RAAM) solo. His goal is 10 days for the 3,000+ mile transcontinental journey from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis MD. When we see him these days, whether for a social ride or coaching a local clinic (i.e., he was recently spotted coaching Category 5 racers at the USA Cycling Beginner Racing Program), he's in full Equal Earth cycling kit putting in the time and miles to ensure his body is ready for competition in June 2015.
Although Matt Hoffmann RAAM is fully sponsored by Equal Earth, our team has recently firmed-up partnerships with two companies, Book A Bike Mechanic and Eliel Cycling, who we know are "changing how we power the world."
BookABikeMechanic.com is your source for top-notch service. Ther network of bicycle mechanics is made of the best available. They have years of experience and have been trusted at the World Championship and World Cup level. A cyclist can locate, learn about, and book a top notch mechanic right through their site. Their goal is to set themselves apart with top customer service, dependability, and integrity.
Eliel Cycling are makers of authentic California cycling gear. For Eliel, team based innovation is key. Innovative is not an individual process; it is decidedly social. At the inception of each product Eliel includes every discipline of the internal team, in effort to get closer to the answer. Every perspective informs the solution and deepens their understanding of the final product. Eliel has assembled a fantastic team, each an expert in their field, with a singular goal. Their greatest desire is to provide our clients with a highly customized experience and our expertise affords us the confidence to makes the clients desires come to life. Eliel is trusted veterans in the custom cycling market. We cut no corners, makes friends easily, and want to support every person’s cycling dreams.
The Matt Hoffmann RAAM logistics planning team continues to rent equipment, secure lodging, review travel, and most importantly assemble the right crew to take make safely and quickly across the US. Stayed tuned for a crew review in next month's blog, and keep an eye out for another Matt Hoffmann RAAM party in San Diego in February!