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Janesville area bikers participate in Race Across America

Janesville area bikers participate in Race Across America

(From left to right): David Licary, Craig Lunaas, Beth Millard and Jorge Jergensen pose with their bikes after competing in the Texas 500 Mile together.…

Wednesday, Jun 15

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(From left to right): David Licary, Craig Lunaas, Beth Millard and Jorge Jergensen pose with their bikes after competing in the Texas 500 Mile together. The biking team VelociRiders will compete in Race Across America starting Friday, June 17 in Oceanside, California. JANESVILLE—This Friday, Janesville area natives Jaysen Jorgensen, Beth Millard, David Licary and Craig Lunaas will attempt the Race Across America (RAAM). Team members call themselves the VelociRiders and their race starts in Oceanside, California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland.

The four-person team will ride day and night and they will rest, take nutrition and take rest breaks in rotation during the nine-day period.

“This is definitely the first time we’ve ever attempted this,” Jorgensen said. “We have a four-person team. I started thinking about this about five years ago. I got into road biking about eight or nine years ago and I’ve been doing some long-distance biking, but this is the first time I’ve ever done something like this.”

Jorgensen said the team is doing the competition as the relay, but other competitors can try the competition solo and have 12 days to complete the race. Teams can anywhere from two to eight members. In the days prior to the race, Jorgensen has been driving the course backwards. He started in Dodge City and then drove through the course backwards to the start in Oceanside to get an idea of what the course is like.

“We took a long time to figure out if we wanted to attempt this and then […]

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