José Bermudez TransAm Race

Join José Bermúdez as He Races the TransAm to Support B/CS Habitat 


On June 3, 2017, José Luis Bermúdez, Professor of Philosophy at Texas A& M University, will mount his bike and race for B/CS Habitat for Humanity for the third time. He will begin the TransAmerica Bike Race in Astoria, Ore., and race 4,228 miles to Yorktown, Va. His goal is a competitive finish in under 20 days – a task that will challenge him both physically and mentally, requiring between 16 and 20 hours a day on the bike. The Trans Am is a self-supported race on open roads; José will carry his own food, water and equipment and will bivouac by the side of the road.

Should he complete the race, he will be the first person to complete the Race Across America, the Tour Divide, and the Trans Am Bike Race–the triple crown of transcontinental ultra-endurance bike-racing. In 2015, he completed the 3,000 – mile Race Across America in 11 days. Last year he finished 10th among 175 starters in the Tour Divide mountain bike race, taking 18 days for 2,700 unsupported miles down the spine of the Continental Divide from Banff in Canada to the Mexican border.

Why is he racing to raise money for B/CS Habitat? In his own words, “I ride pretty much everywhere within a 100-mile radius of here. I see a lot of low-standard housing, a lot of poverty and a lot of inequality. And I think Habitat for Humanity is one of the tools we have to combat that.”

On the Race Across America in 2013 and 2015, José and his supporters raised the funds to co-sponsor two Habitat homes. This time he is hoping to raise $27,500 in order to co-sponsor a third home for a family in the Bryan-College Station area. José will be covering all the expenses associated with the race, so all funds raised will go directly to B/CS Habitat toward the co-sponsorship.

We invite you to be a part of Jose’s epic race by helping him reach his fundraising goal!

Track José’s Status! 

Follow José and his fellow riders as they race across the United States on You’ll be able to see his position down to the minute and cheer him on!

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