DEPARTURES CALENDAR


DECEMBER 30 - JANUARY 5 2019

HAWAII: THE BIG ISLAND

Acquaint yourself with the tropical paradise’s least-understood and largest place: The incredibly diverse island of Hawaii. From the barren lava fields of Kona to the jungles of Waimea to its towering volcanic peaks, we’ll peel back the layers of the Big Island in the most astonishing way possible - by bike.

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CLOSED TRIP

UTAH

One of the country’s most sparsely populated areas, the expanse of the formidable Colorado River Plateau is the setting for RAID’s jaw-dropping Southern Utah excursion. Get sucked into the incredible vistas of red rock sandstone that did the same for the likes of Edward Abbey and the film industry, all while experiencing some of the most challenging riding in the United States.

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MAY 12 - MAY 19 2019

JAPAN: THE SOUTHERN ISLANDS

Expect the unexpected. Our Japanese Southern Islands departure proffers a wealth of diverse experiences in a tiny space. Volcanos, mountains, hot springs, traditional Japanese hotels, and the welcoming people of the island of Kyushu await.

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JUNE 8 - 18 2019

PORTLAND TO SAN FRANCISCO

The Lost Coast is a fabled place, one that time oft seems to have forgotten. Towering redwoods flank the mighty Pacific Ocean on our curated route south along the Cascadian precipes of Oregon and California. One of the most picturesque rides in the world, the challenge of the PDX-SF experience is matched only by its aesthetic grandeur.

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AUGUST 4 - 8 2019

COLORADO: ASPEN

“Rocky Mountain High” takes on new meaning with our highest-altitude departure. With rides traversing the terrain around the storied ski towns of Aspen and Vail, this trip scrapes the top of the Lower 48 States, climbing Independence Pass at 12,000ft, Colorado’s highest road. Incredible summer mountain vistas paired with legendary local cuisine makes this an experience not to be missed.

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AUGUST 18 - 25 2019

JAPAN: TOKYO TO KYOTO

Our second trip to Japan is one of incredible roads, abandoned high-mountain passes, immersion in ancient Japanese culture, and a traverse of Honshu, the largest island. From Tokyo to Kyoto, RAID serves up some of the best riding in the world that only local knowledge can reveal. Like all of our departures, the space around the rides is nearly as enjoyable, with hot springs, traditional hotels, and omnipresent Japanese whisky filling our time.

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SEPTEMBER 8 - 14 2019

CORSICA

The lost Mediterranean isle of Corsica, far removed from its French and Italian forebears, offers the first departure of our fall season. Hundreds of miles of untouched, palm-dotted coastline, towering mountains with sheer escarpments, empty roads, and a legendarily rebellious attitude lends us one of the most enchanting experiences available in Europe.

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SEPTEMBER 15 - 22 2019

NEW MEXICO

The Land of Enchantment serves up the best-kept secret in American road cycling. Touring the state’s deep historic and cultural destinations, cycling here is special - and untouched. Unique desert landscapes, incredible food, and long days in the saddle mark our most esoteric departure.

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NOVEMBER 3 - 10 2019

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

California’s Southland may have a reputation for sprawl and traffic, but on the overspilling rims of its vast bowl of population lies some of the hardest riding in North America. RAID’s SoCal departure shines a light onto the darkened corners of the LA Basin, with huge climbs that arc through thermal layers, tiny towns with unbeatable charm, and proof that splendid isolation is simply a bike ride away.

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