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2016 Race Across America Corporate Sponsors

Attitude Sports

2016 Race Across America Daily Sponsors

Off the Rail Cafe

Elkhart Lake, WI

2016 Race Across America Landmark Sponsors

Sedona, AZ

Sponsored by Dr. Dwayne Clark & Christine Schiek

Start with scenery that makes your heart leap. Sedona nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light.

When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.

Monument Valley, UT

Sponsored by Tony, Pam, Jordan & Mykenzi Zehren

One of the hottest places on the course with the canyon walls holding in the heat baking down on the road.  It is not unusual for RAAM temps to surpass 110 degrees.

The valley is really a wide flat, sometimes desolate landscape, interrupted by the crumbling formations rising hundreds of feet into the air, the last remnants of the sandstone layers that once covered the entire region.

Wolf Creek Pass

Sponsored by Austin Ramirez

Wolf Creek Pass (el. 10,857 ft.) is a high mountain pass on the Continental Divide, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

Wolf Creek Pass is significantly steep on either side (6.8% maximum grade) and will be one of the most challenging parts of the RAAM course.


Crossing the River

Sponsored by David Reilly

Here is where lack of sleep, saddle sores, crew infighting, rider delusions and all sorts of mayhem start to rear their ugly heads.

Dave loves to cross the river as he tends to have a faster average time after the river than he does in the first half of the race. He attributes that to his mental toughness and the fact that there is no desert in the eastern half.

McDonald's Pratt, KS

Sponsored by John & Ramona Huempfner

The world's coolest McDonald's. Not because of some fancy architecture or historical significance but because this McDonald's supports RAAM in a HUGE way.

Dave won't care so much that Pratt is coming, but the crew will start talking about it in Colorado. After 3 or 4 days in a car, eating gas station sandwiches and granola bars, the crew will be treated to one of RAAM's greatest crew perks... FREE FOOD!

West Virginia Hospital

Sponsored by Joan Kozisek & Steve Kelley

Camden Creek Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV

It may sound a bit morbid offering a sponsorship to a place that ended the Dave Haase's RAAM in 2004, but each time Dave finished RAAM after that fateful first attempt, this was a notable landmark, and motivation for Dave.

If you've seen the video that featured Dave in the hospital, this is it.

Indiana University

Sponsored by Endries International

Want to sponsor Dave and are an IU alum? Here is your custom sponsorship opportunity.

Want to sponsor Dave and hate IU? Sponsor this landmark and we will post your custom message to all the Hoosiers out there (within reason of course).

We all know the storied history of IU basketball. Legends have played, coached, and won there. Add the illustrious business school and top notch undergrad education, and you have a proud member of the BIG 10.  Which now has 46 teams or something.

Kansas/Missouri Border

Sponsored by Dr. Brian Stecker

A nondescript line in the dirt that doesn't look like much but after spending countless hours pedaling in Kansas, raises Dave's spirits to move on to another state, even if it is Missouri.

After living in Kansas City, Schultz will tell you that the biggest advantage to crossing the border is that bar time is 2 hours later.

Salton Sea

Sponsored by Jeff, Kelly, Isabel & Tate Baker

The Salton Sea is one of the most enigmatic places in the Southwest–an otherworldly lake in the barren, naked desert, sandwiched between the resorts of Palm Springs and the Mexican border.  Its languid surface, at 228 feet below sea level, is only five feet higher than the lowest point in Death Valley.  

This former resort region had its heyday during the early 1960’s, when it was a bustling place filled with weekend revelers from the nearby Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas.  For a time, the Sea was a haven for boaters and fishermen.  Today, the few people who remain are hardy individualist types looking for isolation and a cheap place to live.  

The air is heavy with heat and decay.  It’s a lonely, haunted place.

Dirty Pirate Pier

Sponsored by The Chequamegon Dirty Pirates

When John Lanser, a former crew member for Dave in 2006, called up to sponsor Dave for this year's Race Across America, we just had to find a fitting landmark for John and his merry band of miscreants.

We have renamed the City Dock in Annapolis, which serves as the finish for RAAM to the Dirty Pirate Pier. 

Because where else would pirates be?

Now all we need is a group of ninjas...

2016 Race Across America Time Station Sponsors