RACE AROUND AOMORI 1000km (English)

 RAAMへリンク

The Shirakami Range and R101.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34450185

 

RAAM 1000km  Qualifier:

Overview of Race The RACE AROUND AOMORI 1000km makes a big loop around the boundary of Aomori Prefecture, taking the rider from the Pacific Coast to the Japan Sea Coast. The route follows mostly minimal traffic roads along rugged coastlines lined with thick pine forests, birch covered mountains, three large lakes, and rice fields /apple orchards that spread out from the foot hills of the conical shaped Mountain Iwaki. An additional perk of the ride is a communal hot spring bath right on the sea shore where the rider can recuperate before finishing the  last 250km stretch of the race.  Details will be uploaded soon.  

Date of RAAM Qualifier:  September 24-26, 2021

Location of Start:   Shin Aomori Station  in the vicinity of Toyoko INN Hotel.

Time of Start:  September 24, 4:00 AM

Time of Close: 

Qualifier Entry Categories and Time Limits:

  ♦ Solo Men:  62.5 hours  

  ♦ Solo Women: 69 hours

  ♦Teams:  2-6 member teams: 55 hours

Entry fee:  

 Solo:  34,000 yen till April 30, 2021

            44,000 yen from May 1-September 1, 2021

Teams: 

Team registration fee:  5000 yen per team +

Entry fee:    5000 yen per person

JUCA Brevet 1000km:

  JUCA brevet is a non-supported, solo ride of the same distance and will be held concurrently with the Race Across Aomori 1000km Qualifier.  Though the JUCA brevet is not an ACP sanctioned brevet, the same rules will be applied with respect to the open/close times of time stations, conditions for entry, equipment, etc.

Date of JUCA Brevet :  September 24-26, 2021

Location of Start:   Shin Aomori Station  in the vicinity of Toyoko INN Hotel.

Time of Start:  September 24, 4:30 

Time of Close:             September 26,  9:30

Time Limit:    75 hours

Entry Fee:   5000 yen

Riders Meeting:  September 23,  from 15:00

Rules 1. Open to solo riders as well as 2- and 6 person teams.

2. Teams may ride with any number of riders on the road at a time, although riding relay style is recommended.

3. Drafting is not allowed. However, teammates may draft among themselves when there is more than one rider on the road.

4. Participants must race with a support crew (required for RAAM qualification). Support crews must have a minimum of two people.

5. There will be a “Time Trial Start” – riders will be started at one-minute intervals.

6. Course is not marked. Participants must navigate for themselves. In order to be an official finisher participants must ride the entire course within the allotted time.

7. All participants – riders and support crews – must obey all applicable traffic laws.

8. Support must be “leapfrog” during the day and “direct-follow” at night. Nighttime is defined as 7 pm-7 am, or as conditions warrant.

9. Riders and crew must not impede traffic. If two or more motorists and/or a single motorist is backed up behind a support vehicle for more than 2 minutes, that support vehicle must pull over as soon as possible to allow other motor vehicles to pass. Remember, those riders with support vehicles cannot advance at night without their support vehicles.

10. Support vehicle must be completely off the road when providing leapfrog support or exchanging riders. Rolling exchanges are allowed during the day. At night all exchanges must be made after coming to a full stop.

11. Bicycles ridden at night must be fully visible. Lighting must meet the following requirements: white light in front and red light in rear; both front and rear lights must be mounted on the bicycle, although additional lights may be attached to the rider: both front and rear lights must be visible from 100 meters; rear light must be visible day and night; lights may be solid or flashing. Bicycles ridden at night must have reflective tape as follows: crank arms – visible from the rear – at least 0.6 centimeters wide and 2.5 ~7 centimeters  long; wheels – visible from both sides – 3-4 pieces each at least 2.5~7 centimeters long. Reflective material must not be on the braking surface of the rim. Notes: (1) When placing reflective tape on the wheels, frame or components, it is wise to first place a strip of easily removed tape, such as electrical tape, then place the reflective tape; and (2) Some wheels, frames and components come from the factory with reflective surfaces. In this case, those may be sufficient and additional reflective tape may not be necessary. The Officials will make that determination during the inspection process. We strongly recommend reflective clothing for racers and crew during nighttime hours.

12. A maximum of 2 support vehicles is permitted per entry, solo or team. Support vehicles must be equipped with the following: Race numbers on front, rear and both sides. RVs are not recommended. 

13. Approved cycling helmet must be worn at all times.

14. Participants (rider or support crew) must text race headquarters from each time station and report rider’s time of arrival. Riders need not stop at the time station. If a rider abandons the race, the race director must be notified.

15. Violations of these rules will result in the issuance of time penalties. Each violation will result in a 15-minute time penalty. The fifth penalty will result in disqualification.

16. The time limit for solo racers is 62 hours 30 minutes  for solo men, 69 hours 30 minutes for solo women, and the time limit for all teams is 55 hours  minutes.

Insurance

All riders must have third party liability coverage of at least 100 million yen.