My family loves to ride their bikes. My husband rides to work about 4 times a week and is practicing for a race this weekend. My family in Idaho all love to ride bikes, in fact my brother in law works for a cycle shop in Boise. It seems like cycling should be in my blood, but I am the only one who doesn’t bike. TJ is even doing a race next month when we visit Idaho. If I had a bike, it might change as Indianapolis is becoming more and more bike friendly. I love watching cyclists compete. Their endurance is something that I admire.
The Ohio CycleWorks bike team, sponsored by FedEx Custom Critical, is participating in this year’s Race Across America (RAAM). Known as the “World’s Toughest Bicycle Race,” RAAM is one of the longest running sporting events in the world. This would not be the race that I would start with… lol!
A SenseAware device will travel with Scott Garchar (one of the team members) and the team throughout the entire race, which kicks off on June 16 from Oceanside, California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland between June 21-25. The device will be linked to the web-based platform providing near real-time GPS location and environmental conditions.
Here is what the conditions were like yesterday:
By logging into the SenseAware website, I was able to track the progress of the race.
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The Ohio CycleWorks bike team is raising money for the Akron Children’s Hospital. FedEx Custom Critical is happy to be a proud supporter of the Akron Children’s Hospital and the Ohio CycleWorks team. For more information about the Ohio CycleWorks Charities or if you would like to give a donation to their cause, visit their website at Ohio CycleWorks Charities.
I received compensation from FedEx for covering the use of SenseAware® technology during the 2012 Race Across America. My ideas and opinions relayed in this blog post and any related Twitter discussions are my own and are not provided by FedEx or its affiliates and subsidiaries.