RAID Full and RAID Half AM will begin at 4:00 AM at the designated starting line in Sioux City. It is strongly suggested that each rider have a sufficiently bright headlamp during these early hours and, at minimum, one tail light. RAID Full and RAID Half AM riders must reach Webster City 3:04 PM. This is a maximum of 11 hours 4 minutes for the first 155 miles (14 mph).
RAID Half PM will begin at 11:00 AM at the designated starting line in Webster City. It is strongly recommended that each rider planning to be on their bike after 6:00 have a sufficiently bright headlamp and, at minimum, one tail light. RAID Full riders, please note that you may need to bring an extra battery for your headlamp or have a way to recharge your battery from the morning’s use.
RAID Full and RAID Half PM riders must finish in Dubuque by 4:00 AM to be an official finisher of RAID. This is a maximum of 24 hours for RAID Full riders to complete 335 miles (14 mph), and 17 hours for RAID Half PM riders to complete 178 miles (10.5 mph).
The below schedule allows a rider to ride at 14-21 mph. If you ride too fast you will be ahead of schedule and may reach the checkpoint before it is supported. Riders faster than 21 mph should make sure that they are fully self-supported.
|ANYTIME||RAID Full and RAID Half AM riders arrive at Sioux City hotel of your choice|
|TBA PM||RAID Full and RAID Half AM carb load dinner, details coming soon.|
|3:45 AM||RAID Full and RAID Half AM riders meet in Hotel Parking Lot, distribute maps, find groups.|
|3:55 AM||RAID Full and RAID Half AM Pre-ride briefing|
|4 AM||Start of RAID Full and RAID Half AM|
|6:29 AM – 7:57 AM||Rest stop #1|
|8:50 AM – 11:18 AM||Rest stop #2|
|10:30 AM||RAID Half PM riders meet (location TBD), distribute maps, find groups.|
|10:55 AM||RAID Half PM Pre-ride briefing|
|11 AM||Start of RAID Half PM|
|11:35 AM – 3:14 PM||Lunch in Webster City. This will be the Finish Line for RAID Half AM riders, and the Start Line for RAID Half PM riders.|
|1:50 PM – 6:27 PM||Rest stop #4|
|4:38 PM – 10:27 PM||Rest stop #5|
|8:39 PM – 4:00 AM||Finish in Dubuque!|
|TBA AM||Breakfast and brief ceremony.|