All American Racers (AAR) took on one of their biggest challenges yet supporting a team of former Motocross stars in the Race Across America (RAAM).
AAR run by ex F1 star, Dan Gurney, were approached by former Motocross champion, and paraplegic David Bailey in early 2017 to see if they could help create a couple hand cycles for him and his friends; Micky Dymond, Doug Henry and Jeff Ward to tackle one of America’s biggest ultra-endurance cycle races in the form of the RAAM as a ‘Legends of the Road’ team.
As a company looking for constant challenges, AAR took up the offer to make hand powered carbon fibre cycles that were lighter, stronger and more racier than he was used to riding. After a few months, the cycles were ready for the big race from Oceanside in California starting on 17th June to the shores of Maryland .
With support from the Road 2 Recovery foundation, the team overcame the heat of Arizona and a mix of rain and wind as they ventured east to complete the race over an amazing 7 days, 19 hours and 58 seconds. To top off such a special achievement, Bailey and Henry finished as runners up in second place.
AAR are proud to be to be associated with every member of the ‘Legends on the Road’ race team with huge admiration for their fighting spirit.
*The Road 2 Recovery foundation is a non profit organisation that provides financial, motivational, emotional or spiritual assistance for athletes and AMA licensed professional Moto/Supercross riders who have suffered career ending injuries as well their families. If want more information, please visit www.road2recovery.com