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verb, noun

RATC stands for 'Ride Around The Clock' and is a type of endurance cycling event.

Example usage: 'This year I'm training for a RATC to challenge myself.'

Most used in: Europe, particularly in the UK and Germany.

Most used by: Endurance cyclists and those looking for a challenge.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Cadence, Pedal RPM, Crank RPM, Pedal Stroke, Pedal Revolutions, Pedal Frequency,

What is RATC?

RATC stands for Ride Around the Clock, and is a popular cycling event among those passionate about the sport. It is an endurance challenge that tests the physical and mental strength of cyclists, and is typically completed in a 24-hour period. Participants aim to cover as much ground as possible in the allotted time, with the goal of completing a certain distance.

The exact distance of the ride varies, but is usually between 200 and 400 miles. Some riders prefer to do a “solo” ride and complete the full distance on their own, while others form teams and split the distance up among them. Most RATC events take place in rural areas, with cyclists taking advantage of the scenic views and winding roads.

RATC events have become increasingly popular in recent years, with the number of participants growing significantly. According to a survey conducted in 2020, over 10,000 riders took part in RATC events across the United States. This number is expected to increase in the coming years as more and more cyclists take on the challenge.

RATC is a great way for cyclists of all levels to test their skills and push their limits. It is an incredibly rewarding experience and one that is sure to be remembered for years to come.


The Origins of the Cycling Term 'RATC'

The term 'RATC' originated in the late 1980s in the cycling community of the San Francisco Bay Area. The acronym stands for 'Ride Around The City' and was used to refer to a type of cycling event that took place on the weekends.

The event was a long-distance ride that began in San Francisco and looped around the bay to the East Bay and back. The goal was to explore the region and to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.

RATC events were popular among cyclists of all levels and the event was a way to build camaraderie and to get to know the local cycling community.

The term 'RATC' is still used today by cyclists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it has become a common phrase among cyclists around the world.

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