I heard about the Race Across America a few years ago but I've never followed it. This year the race started in Oceanside California and finishes in Annapolis Maryland that’s over 3000 miles across the United States. You can read more about the race, read blogs and watch some cool videos from the RAAM site. It's happening now!
There's a local bike shop, Village Bicycle, that is currently racing not only for themselves but to raise money and awareness for The Coalition for Buzzards Bay. You can read their story on their web site TeamSaveBuzzardsBay.org.