The Air Force Cycling Classic's tradition began in 1998, and boasts the Washington, DC region’s premier Professional bike races. In 2008, the Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride was added, and has grown to become the area’s largest non-competitive, participatory ride.
The Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. General entrants will start and end in Crystal City while Corporate Challenge Teams will start and finish at the Air Force Memorial. The ride will be held on a 12.5 kilometer circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Participants can be challenged for up to 8 laps (100km) in 3.5 hours, either as a Standard Registrant, Corporate Challenge Team or as part of Team Intrepid Heroes.
On Sunday, right after the conclusion of the Crystal Ride, the Crystal Cup, now in its 5th year, offers teams a second day to showcase their talents and entertain the crowds on another venue in Arlington.
Registration for the non-competitive Crystal Ride is now open. Registrations make a great last-minute holiday gift idea for any cycling enthusiast.