In cooperation with Rady Children’s Hospital, the Oceanside Police Officer’s Association will be putting, for a third year, a team to compete in the 2017 Race Across America.  RAAM is the longest endurance bicycle race in the world and considered the “World’s Toughest Bicycle Race.”

Unlike the world renowned Tour De France, this is not a stage race. The riders and crew will consist of Police Officers, local business owners, family and friends.  



June 17th, 2017
Oceanside, CA


Annapolis, MD



Our team’s mission is to support Rady Children’s Hospital by raising awareness and funds that will ultimately help children in their time of need.

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.

In June 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in nine pediatric specialties. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission.



We are currently looking for sponsors to help us as a team to accomplish our mission.  Our initial goal of $35,000 has been met thanks to generous donations by these sponsors.

This means that every single dollar you donate from now until the race in July will go directly to Rady Children’s Hospital!

With your help our goal will be to meet upwards of $100,000 to be donated. 


Letter from the Captain

If you are interested in helping Team Oceanside and Rady Children’s Hospital, please make your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to the “Oceanside Police Officer’s Association,” with the memo of (Rady/RAAM).

The Federal tax ID# is 95-345-3684. After the race costs have been met every penny donated will go directly towards the Rady Children’s Hospital.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us directly or e-mail us. We look forward to working with you. 

Steve Peppard
Team Captain
(209) 712-7743
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Racing for Rady's kids




The Course

3,000 miles
170,000 feet climbed
12 states
88 counties
350 communities


The People

24 hrs ride/day
2 hrs sleep/night
6 days estimated
8 racers
12 support crew