About OhioRAAM


OhioRAAM began in 2008 when The Race Across AMerica organization moved the RAAM route through Ohio from north of Dayton to squeeze between the Dayton and Cincinnati metropolitan areas.  Martin Dressman took over the reigns of organizing a staffed time station in the area.

 Lee Kreider, who had met Martin in Troy, offered his help. Martin proposed two staffed time stations rather than one.  The first was located at Hamilton, Ohio (which the next year moved to Oxford) and Blanchester.  Martin managed the operation while Lee did the web site.  Others were recruited to captain and staff the stations.

Local people took an interest.   Staff and services offered grew at both locations.

At Blanchester Amy and John McFaddin took over as captains with Bob Griffith as an able assistant.

In Oxford Jim Lawyer became the captain and he has the support of a large group of active women known as The Golden Tri.

Mike Minium of Oxford became known as "The Sign Man" who planted more than 200 route signs over almost 200 miles of the Race Across AMerica route between Time Stations Greensburg, Indiana and Chillicothe, Ohio

Martin moved on to officiating and crewing.  Personal circumstances required Lee to become less involved.  They are happy to see their early efforts expanded by new fans. Jim Lawyer has become the manager of OhioRAAM and webmaster of ohioraam.org

OhioRAAM remains loosely organized.  It is more an idea with a lot of people working in their unique ways to make The Race Across AMerica in Ohio a great experience for racers, crews, staff, officials and fans.

When  Maria Parker visited  The OhioRAAM Show she said, “Coming to Ohio was like coming to a family reunion.” 

The OhioRAAM Show gives an independent, unaffiliated voice to all who love RAAM, Endurance Cycling and cycling in general.  

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