Press Releases

Peoria, AZ Dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD, Prepares for Bicycle Race of a Lifetime - Across the USA - To Raise Money for Charity

Peoria, AZ --- June 7, 2013
Contact: Brenda Yadav 623-878-3300
[email protected]

Beginning June 15, 2013, Peoria, AZ dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD and the bicycle team will embark on an extraordinary journey that will test limits, physical and mental resilience and commitment to a cause.  As a competitor in Race Across America (RAAM).  Dr. Yati Yadav and will endure 3,000 miles on their bicycles across the length of the North American Continent, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

Here are a few interesting RAAM/ facts: 

  • Race Across America RAAM
  • Saturday, June 15, 2013 to ? (goal Saturday. June 22, 2013)
  • Oceanside, CA (Pacific Ocean) to Annapolis, MD (Atlantic Ocean)
  • 3,000 miles - 13 states - under 7 days
  • 170,000 feet climbing
  • 30% longer then Tour de France - 1/2 time allowed for Tour de France
  • Non-stop relay race - team of 8 bike riders
  • Goal to raise $100,000 for Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD owner of Your Family Dentist, PC at 83rd Avenue and Cactus Road in Peoria, AZ, is part of the eight member bicycling team participating in "The Toughest Endurance Event In The World".  As a dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD is a perfectionist who strives to provide the very best in dental care.  As an athlete, Dr Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD challenges himself to the limits of perfection by competing in endurance sports.  Dr. Yati Yadav has finished several full Ironman competitions (140.6 miles= 2.4 mile swim + 112 mile bike + 26.2 mile run) including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, numerous half Ironmans, and many marathons.

When Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD was invited to be part of TeamBarrow, he was honored for the opportunity and humbled by the cause.  Can you even imagine what this life-changing adventure will be like?

Picture this, it's Tuesday at 2 am pitch dark riding your bike in the middle of nowhere Kansas.  Tired, hungry, physically drained, yet nothing compared to brain cancer.  That is why Dr. Yati is doing this.  TeamBarrow will raise over $100,000.  Every donation matters, just like every mile matters, it all adds up to reach the goal.  3,000 miles racing across America and $100,000 for charity.

The race team includes a current Barrow's patient, Kyle Claffey (age 19).  Kyle is currently undergoing a second round of chemo for brain cancer and is one of the TeamBarrow cyclists.  Kyle is a survivor and an inspiration.  His struggle and success prove the need for raising awareness and money for brain cancer research.  In addition to raising $100,000 for Barrows, it costs over $50,000 to enter the race ($15k entry fee, 5 support vehicles, food, lodging, medical supplies, equipment, lights, safety equipment, extra tires and chains, etc).  The $50,000 in expenses are being generously underwritten by the Kramer Family Foundation, in honor of Jim Kramer, a dentist and avid cyclist who passed away in 1999 from an aggressive brain tumor.

As the toughest endurance event in the world, RAAM offers long-distance cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves to the height of their abilities.  Only 2,000 cyclists have completed RAAM since its first edition in 1982.  Solo winners complete the course in under 9 days and winning teams complete the journey in 6 days.  These modern day heroes brave the desert, plains and mountain weather, lead a crew and a mini-organization of support, and raise money for charities around the world.

"It's man against the elements, the road, and ultimately himself," says Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD.  "TeamBarrow will be united in a shared adventure through team bonding, struggle and a strong sense of accomplishment."  Please share your words of encouragement with Dr. Yati, and open your wallet to this amazing cause.  All donations are tax-deductible.

In Arizona, they’ll be traveling through Parker, Salome, Congress, Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Tuba City and Kayenta.

Let me ask you, "How did you spend your summer vacation?"

About Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Yati Yadav,DDS, FAGD, is general dentist and owner of at 8390 W. Cactus Road in Peoria, Arizona.  Dr. Yati is available for media requests.  Contact: 623-878-3300.  For more information see  Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry, International Assn of Orthodontics, Int'l Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Mensa.

About Race Across America (RAAM)

The Race Across America, known as the "world's toughest bicycle race", will set over 200 competitors on a 3,000-mile route stretching from the Pacific Ocean in Oceanside, California to the Atlantic Ocean in Annapolis, Maryland.  Athletes race continuously day and night, on their own power or share the challenge with a team, and a crew of 8-15 people following in support vehicles with food and supplies for the race.  These courageous adventurers brave heat, wind, thunderstorms, altitude, the dark of night, fatigue and sleep deprivation, cross several mountain ranges (the Rockies, the Ozarks and the Appalachian Mountains) and raise money for charity.  For more information and race updates, see

This Ain’t No Tour

RAAM is a race! But unlike the three great Europeon Grand Tours (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro de Italia), RAAM is not a stage race. RAAM is one continual stage, similar to a time trial.  Once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line. RAAM is about 30% longer than the Tour de France. Moreover, racers must complete the distance in roughly half the time allowed for the Tour.  More importantly, RAAM is not limited to professional cyclists. RAAM is open to professional and amateur athletes alike.  Racers must traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. Team racers have a maximum of nine days and most finish in about seven and a half days. Teams will ride 350-500 miles a day, racing non-stop.

Racers come from all over the world and all walks of life. Racers are both amateurs and professionals. But, the majority of racers are ordinary people with a passion for riding their bicycle. Racers range in age from 13 to 75. Every year there are racers from at least 15 countries. Over 25 countries have been represented over the 30-year history of the race. Approximately 40 % of the racers are from outside the US. About 15% of the racers are women.

Why Race RAAM?

Some might echo George Mallory’s sentiment about Mt. Everest, “Because it’s there!”.  For most racers it is not that simple. Reasons include raising money for a charitable cause, setting a record, seeing the country, spending time with friends, adding their name to the finishers list, etc. But, overwhelmingly most people race RAAM simply to have fun and challenge themselves.  Whatever the reason, RAAM is an incredible journey across a beautiful country!  Not a single racer will walk away unmoved by the achievement.

By the way, I attached the race route, so if you happen to be nearby, be sure to cheer them on!!!  
Thank you and go Yati!!!
Brenda Yadav & Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD
Team Barrow:
Race Route:!raam/c10r0
Race home page:
Race info and fact sheet:

Six of the eight-member team who will represent Barrow Neurological Institute in the upcoming 3,000-mile Race Across America endurance event. From left, they are Jory Greenfield, George Catalano, Yati Yadav, Kyle Claffey, Troy Wilson and Mike Patterson.

Courtesy Jory Greenfield

Contact Us