Saturday, January 7, 2012

Team Hope Updates

2012 RAAM is quickly approaching. Things are coming together and time is flying by!

Our website is still under construction. We will be moving it to another format in the next few weeks. There will be a announcement of an estimated 24-hour period where it will be down.

If you have an interest in crewing for Team Hope for 2012 RAAM- please email Andre, racer and team director, at with the subject of "Team Hope Crew 2012" explaining why you would like to be apart. Please mention as well that you located this information via the team blog.

We are particularly seeking individuals with RV and mechanic backgrounds, 24 years of age or older please (rental car age requirements).

Jin has been officially announced as the fourth rider on Team Hope. In the upcoming weeks, we will have updated blog profiles of all riders.

Those are the updates!

Weekly updates will occur from now on


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Website Under Construction

Hi all,

Our website is currently under construction. For updated information, please refer to our blog and facebook page, Team Hope, until then.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2012 Registration Done!

That's right!

Team H2ope is returning to RAAM in 2012 and registration fee is paid. All four riders are hard at work training in preparation for the Epic Race in June 2012!

We are now seeking out corporate sponsorships to support our journey. Contact our Team Director Andre for more information.

Ride On


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Team Hope Updates

Long awaited Team Hope updates will be coming soon...

Stay tuned for details!

If you haven't seen some of our articles in the past, scroll down to the bottom right tab!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

RAAMing Up for 2012

2011 has been a world wind. Race Across America 2011 has an amazing experience finishing in 7 days, 21 hours, and 31 minutes. Team H2ope would like to thank you for your support and following our progress through our journey to bring awareness to safe, clean drinking water with Blue Planet Network and Drink Local Drink Tap 

Many of you have been wondering what is next for the Team H2ope crew-
Our crew member, David, has been planning the run of a lifetime for Blue Planet Network. Visit David's Facebook Page to learn more.

More updates coming soon for the rest of the Team H2ope including RAAM 2012 and introducing our new rider.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WE Finished!

Sorry for the delay in posting. Internet access and finding the time to post was a challenge indeed.
Team H2Ope finished in 7 days, 21 hours, and 31 minutes.

I will post pictures soon on our blog. Albums can be found under The Team Hope Facebook Page.

Thank you everyone for your support of our team and our cause St. Charles School in Uganda, Blue Planet Network, and Drink Local Drink Tap.

We could not have done it without you.

Friday, June 17, 2011

One More Day

At 2pm Pacific (PDT) The Team Hope will cross the starting line in Oceanside, California and begin the journey of a lifetime to Annapolis, Maryland hoping to finish in 7 days.

The last few days is a balance of organized as our crew chief Kat and her family have opened up their home to 4 racers and 14 crew members. we have a full size RV and 2 vans plus Kat's CRV which will act as our chore vehicle probably driving her neighbors crazy yet have been very supportive once finding out what (us) all these crazy people are up doing.

Today is our last day "TO GET SHIT DONE" This has become my new favorite saying over the past few days personally.

Josh stepped up with creating the schedule today and delegating the last minute tasks including switching out our RV due to something wrong with the dry shaft or something of that nature. I would go into more detail might I do not know trucks.

Ruben, Ociel, Nick and others are working out some issues we had with the PA system this past evening during a full out practice session. It was a great learning experience and well done for little experience. From the racer perspective, I felt very safe and comfort with communication between my immediate follow vehicle. Lessons were learned it will only help us work better as a team.

Several other crew members are WORKING-to clarify not just working. I mean hauling ass.

Over the past few days I finally been able to meet in person this random group of people that has been emailing constantly back and forth for months. It has been such a great experience and everyone brings something unique to the table. I think it was Ociel who said it is like the Real World. (I am a 21 yr old. It is a stupid reality show that puts people in a house together). Anywho...We will be taking video and pictures 24/7 so I guess that is like the The Real World confession room?

Yesterday the whole team went down to Oceanside and we will return today again as a team for the team meeting this evening. I will apologize now. Re-reading my sentences back and I feel like I am back in Elementary school failing my writing class. As you might imagine, the logistics of such an event is hard to even describe. Over the past few months, my life come to be solely about RAAM with school and a thing called a social life outside of cycling on the side. I am excited yet stressed and filled with anxiety rolled into one. Take this as my explanation of this rambling blog post. Welcome to my thought process right now of a 21 year old endurance junkie racer.

Tomorrow hopefully our crew members will be able to post updates and I hope you enjoyed getting some insight and a 'behind the scenes' look to my adventure in Race Across America. Safe travels to all RAAM participants.

Ride On.
Sara Harper -Racer