The 1000 mile race is named after the character in the book. Llewelyn is a Vietnam vet who flees with $2 million dollars in drug money that he finds in a Texas field.
The 1000 mile distance gives an alternative to all the 500 mile racers that want a new challenge and at the same time provide an unprecdented RAAM training race.
Have you ever ridden River Road? Heck, have you ever driven River Road? Hwy 170 between Presidio and Lajitas is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in America. And now it is part of the NCOM 1000 mile route. Find those little gears and get ready for one of the most challenging rides of your racing history. Twisting, turning, up, down, snaking, the Rio Grande. At any given point, you look to your right and there is Mexico. The River Road makes Wolf Creek Pass look like a ride at Six Flags. From Presidio, the route heads to the Ghost Town of Terlingua and Study Butte. Next be prepared to take on Big Bend, Castolon, Chisos Mountains and let's not forget La Linda, the end of America. TS6 from Sanderson to TS7 Sanderson is best described as the Remote Roller Coaster. You have to ride it to believe it. Then you head back into the Davis Mountains for the McDonald's Observatory loop and back through Big Bend once again. With 48,000+ vertical feet of climbing, the NCOM 1000 is surely the most challenging 1000 miles in America. Are You Rugged Enough?
The NCOM 1000 mile, is a RAAM Qualifying race. All solo racers who complete the race within the 96 hour time limit will be RAAM Qualified
All racers will receive a route book at packet pick up.
Route subject to change.