Surviving the world's toughest bike race
This is what it looks like when one man attempts the grueling 3,000-mile Race Across America — for the third time
(Bryan Cereijo)The goal was to cross the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland, in just shy of two weeks. This goal had evaded him twice already: In 2011 he made it to Manchester, Ohio, and in 2014, he was forced to stop at West Union, West Virginia.But for his third attempt, Reeves, an airline pilot and co-owner of a bike shop in Florida, had a new source of motivation: This year, he was racing with 3,000 Miles to a Cure, which raises money for brain cancer research."[The Race Across America] is about the dumbest thing to ever try, let alone three times," Reeves said before embarking on his latest attempt. "In a lot of ways, it relates directly to our fight against cancer. It's never easy, often frustrating, but the only way to really fail is to give up. So in RAAM, as in the cancer fight, we haven't failed, we just haven't won yet."