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Team IGA JDRF and the Race Across America

Here at WebXtra we are really proud to bring you coast to coast coverage of the JDRF IGA Team as they ‘Race Across America.’

We’ll have milestone updates, behind the scenes coverage from crew member Jim Chapman and links to lots of up to the minute video and audio from the road.

Follow this link for round the clock coverage.

There are two ways you can contribute to the cause. Team JDRF IGA will pass through 56 Time Stations (including the start and finish) as they pedal across the USA. Your donation of $50 will sponsor one of these Time Stations for the racer of your choice.
Or follow this link to simply send a donation.

Joining the Stewarts as crew for the journey are Jim Chapman, Dennis Darling, Curt Simon, Trinette Heimer, Alli Burt and Scott Tripp.

Rick and Anna have been in the grocery industry for the past 36 years. They have owned and operated two IGA supermarkets since 1993. They were selected as IGA USA retailer of the year and went on to be selected as IGA international retailer of the year in 2009.

They enjoy spending time with their daughter Cyndi, her husband JR and their two, perfect in every way granddaughters, Kailey and Nikki.

The Race Across America is one the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world and is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well.

According to event organizers, “There is no other race in the world like RAAM. The Race inspires everyone who has been a part of it – racer, crew, staff and fans alike. RAAM is the true test of speed, endurance, strength and camaraderie, the ideal combination of work and fun! There is no race that matches the distance, terrain and weather, no other event that tests a team’s spirit from beginning to end.”

The race begins at 2:00p.m. on Saturday. Follow this link for our coast to coast coverage. Thanks to Crew Member and WebXtra Correspondent Jim Chapman for all of these great pictures 

According to crew member Jim Chapman, “It’s all about the bike and Rick and Anna have a nice one!”


Stowing all of that gear takes some creative packing. Anna and Trinette Heimer are double checking that everything needed for the adventure, including the crew, are loaded up into the vans that are carrying the team across country.



Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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