Race Across America Coming Through the Area


Published on June 19 2017 6:16 am
Last Updated on June 19 2017 6:17 am
Written by Matt Robinson

The Race Across America (RAAM) will be coming through the Effingham area again. Race officials will be staffing a time station at Effingham high school on route 40 adjacent to the Raney Street overpass.

Please keep in mind that bicycles and slower moving support vehicles will be travelling west to east through the area. The riders will be arriving in Effingham as early as today through Friday. The majority are expected to come through on Wednesday and Thursday.

Riders will arrive from the west on US route 40 and they will travel through the city of Effingham on Fayette Avenue. They will leave Effingham on Illinois route 33 toward Dieterich, ride through Newton and on to Robinson. The riders will be on the route all hours of the day and night.

Race Across America officials are in need of volunteers to staff the time station 24 hours a day. If anyone is interested in volunteering please contact Mike Tipton cell 217-246-1205 or 217-857-6234.

You can learn more about from by visiting their website at www.raceacrossamerica.org.