The Natchez Trace 444, often referred to as simply “The 444”, runs the length of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. The Natchez Trace National Park is 444 miles long and is known as the narrowest National Park in the US. It runs the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway. During The 444 riders will encounter: beautiful scenery, great pavement, armadillos, wild turkeys, white tail deer, possibly a javalina, changing fall foliage + no stop signs, no traffic lights and no turns. The 444 is the only RAAM qualifier that is not a race.
Following a very successful event in 2021, the 2022 event will continue incorporating the very best elements of prior Race Across Oregon events to present a 500-mile course with spectacular roads and scenery. RAO is a great step toward preparing and qualifying for competing in RAAM 2023. RAO features hot and dry weather and over 35,000 feet of climbing over the 500 mile course.
2022 Course and other event details to be announced.
444 miles on one road, with no stop signs, no turns, no driveways, no dogs, no Walmarts...striking really. One of the most beautiful parkways in the US and a perfect venue for an ultra-endurance cycling event.(Note - the 2022 event has been sold out. Please contact the organizer if you'd like to put your name on the waiting list.) A RIDE THROUGH 10,000 YEARS OF HISTORY THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY IS A 444-MILE RECREATIONAL ROAD AND SCENIC DRIVE THROUGH THREE STATES. IT ROUGHLY FOLLOWS THE "OLD NATCHEZ TRACE" A HISTORIC TRAVEL CORRIDOR USED BY AMERICAN INDIANS, "KAINTUCKS," EUROPEAN SETTLERS, SLAVE […]
The Ring of Fire 12 features courses which begin and end at the Imperial River Company in Maupin, OR. You will NOT set mileage PRs at this event as the routes are not flat. These will test your overall skills as a rider with climbs, descents, cross winds, head winds and even some flats with tailwinds!