Enduring a 3,000 mile Ride to Fight Cancer The 3000 Miles to a Cure Cruzbike Crew gets the vans ready for their 3,000 mile trip cross country to raise money for brain cancer research. This year, 3000 Miles to a Cure completed Race Across America as a four-person bicycle race with almost 16 crew members helping the four racers along the way. Kevin Gambill reacts after getting off his bike after riding through the Sonoran desert in blistering heat. His wife, Gretchen, prepares a cold bottle of water as he prepares to rest. Jim Parker rides through Monument Valley early morning as he races to get out of the midwest. Race Across America is considered the World’s Toughest Race because of the different terrains, weather, and obstacles a rider faces from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD. 3000 Miles to a Cure founder, Maria Parker, raced this year for her own non-profit. Here, she peddles towards Wolf Creek Pass, a 10,857 feet climb towards the Rocky Mountains. Racer Larry Oslund and crew member Brandon Davis prepare for a handoff as the other racer, Kevin Gambill, completes his 6-hour shift. Racer Larry Oslund rides into the sunset as he tries to finish his ride across the state of Missouri. Racer Kevin Gambill takes a quick rest in a parking lot as the team prepares to finish Race Across America. A thunderstorm rolled in shortly after the crew set camp and not a lot of arrest was achieved. The 3000 Miles to a Cure team crosses the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland after a 7-day, 3000-mile journey to raise money to beat brain cancer.