On June 7, 2014, Juliana participated in the first unsupported race across the USA. The Trans Am Bike Race is the toughest, longest non-stop race following the Trans America Trail with no outside support, no entry fee, no prize money and “nothing to win or lose but honor”. Starting in Astoria, OR and finishing in Yorktown, VA, the 4,233 mile route almost doubles the distance of the RAAM, with a dizzying 69,000 metres of altitude across 10 states, making it one of the most challenging ultra-endurance races out there.
Juliana came in first in the women’s category and 4th place overall, finishing in 20 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes. She pedaled 18.3 hours a day and slept an average of 2.3 hours a night, cycling the final 500 miles non-stop to the finish line.
Juliana raced on a custom built Canyon bike with specialised Apidura bags. She carried a rain jacket, sleeping bag, tools, tubes and some medicine.