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Saturday, June 11th:

The Air Force Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup is part of USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar, and has been the Washington DC region's premier Pro/Am races since 1998. The race showcases a form of cycling involving a series of high-speed bike races that take place on a 1km course on city streets. The Clarendon Cup is known as one of the most difficult criterium races in the U.S. due to technical demands of the course and the quality of the participants.

  The day begins with various amateur races, followed by the women's Pro/Am race.  The Kids races begin at 11:35am.  The day concludes as we bring out the pro Men's Teams in the Invitational at approximately 12:00pm. The men ride for 100 laps (100km) and we guarantee an exciting finish as they race to be crowned winner of this prestigious event.

Sunday, June 12th:

The day will begin at 0730 with the Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride (the "Peoples Ride") which offers a 12.5 kilometer course open to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities, from casual amateur to serous racer. Bronze, silver and gold medals will be awarded for those who can complete 2, 4 and 8 laps within the 3.5 hour window that the course will be open for the ride. Eight (8) laps equals a metric century (100km).

The day’s featured event is the Men’s pro race that will include some of the top pros in the world, and is the second day of racing for Pro/Am teams competing in the Omnium competition.  The race will begin with a ceremonial start at the Air Force Memorial, immediately following an Air Force Flyover, though the official start will take place in Crystal City.

Other activities throughout the day will include the Corporate Challenge, Kids races for children 9 and under and a lifestyle and sponsor expo in Crystal City.