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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 15, 2011

Contact:  Arlington Sports, Inc.

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The Air Force Aid Society to Benefit from 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic

(Arlington, VA) – This years Air Force Cycling Classic, June 11-12, will designate the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) as the principal beneficiary.  AFAS will receive money raised through pledges made by those who participate as part of Team Sabre, Airmen Helping Airmen, in Sunday’s Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride.

AFAS CEO Lt Gen (USAF, Ret.) John D. Hopper, Jr. wants all participants to know, “The Air Force Aid Society is very pleased to be selected as the principal beneficiary of the 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic.  As the official charity of the United States Air Force, our mission is to help Airmen and their families in times of need.  I assure you, every dollar raised from this race will be used to help us fulfill our mission.  Please join me and other members of the AFAS staff on Team Sabre as we ride to raise funds for Airmen!”

Team Sabre riders will receive special jerseys, in addition to their timing chips, race number and event t-shirts.  They will begin and end their ride at the Air Force Memorial. Cycling enthusiasts of all abilities will be able to ride in the Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride.  All participants can enjoy the car-free, 12.5km course for up to 3 ½ hours.  The course takes riders past the Air Force Memorial, the Pentagon and through Crystal City. Riders receive a gold medal by completing eight laps in less than 3 ½ hours.  A silver medal is earned by riding four laps, and a bronze for two laps in that timeframe. Registration for the Crystal Ride is now open through the events website: www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.

The weekend’s events begin on Saturday, June 11, with the Air Force Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup.  Amateur racers begin the days races, with the featured Men’s Pro race, now in its14th year, starting at noon.  Then on Sunday, June 12, the pros will again be featured in the Air Force Cycling Classic Crystal Cup, which will follow the non-competitive Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride. Women’s and amateur races will complete the days cycling events.  Saturday and Sunday’s races will again be part of the prestigious USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar.

The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the United States Air Force.  Its three-pronged charter promotes the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to Airmen and their families, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that improve Airman/family welfare.  For more information, please visit www.afas.org.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 66,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing.  For additional information on the Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org.

About the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar:  Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Currently in its 15th season, the National Racing Calendar (NRC) is the premier season-long domestic road cycling series sanctioned and owned by USA Cycling. With an overall ranking system that determines the best individual male and female cyclists, as well as the best teams in the U.S., the NRC features the nation's top Pro-Am events and boasts a total prize purse of nearly one million dollars. The 30-race calendar is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. For more information on the NRC, visit www.usacycling.org/nrc.   

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 6, 2011

Contact:  Arlington Sports, Inc.

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Boeing Announces Lead Sponsorship for 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic

(Arlington, VA) – The Air Force Cycling Classic welcomes The Boeing Company as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2011 series of cycling events including the Pro Race and the Clarendon Cup events, June 11-12.  Boeing’s commitment to the event will ensure its continued growth and success, providing opportunities for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to participate in this National Capital Region signature event.

“The Air Force Cycling Classic generates an atmosphere of excitement for both fans and racers and we’re delighted to be participating in such a meaningful way,” said Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “It’s a growing tradition in the Arlington community and motivates riders of all levels to keep fit by participating in this great sport.” 

The weekend’s events begin on Saturday, June 11, with the Air Force Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup.  Amateur racers will participate in the first race and the Men’s Pro race, now in its14th year, starts at noon.  On Sunday, June 12, the pros will again be featured in the Air Force Cycling Classic Crystal Cup, which will follow the non-competitive Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride. Women’s and amateur races will follow.  Saturday and Sunday’s races will again be part of the prestigious USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar.

Participants in the Air Force Cycling Classic Crystal Ride will again be able to earn a gold medal by completing eight laps in less than 3 ½ hours.  A silver medal is earned by riding four laps, and a bronze for two laps in that timeframe. Registration for the Crystal Ride, the Corporate Challenge and the Kids Races are now open through the events website: www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 66,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing.  For additional information on the US Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org.

About the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar:  Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Currently in its 15th season, the National Racing Calendar (NRC) is the premier season-long domestic road cycling series sanctioned and owned by USA Cycling. With an overall ranking system that determines the best individual male and female cyclists, as well as the best teams in the U.S., the NRC features the nation's top Pro-Am events and boasts a total prize purse of nearly one million dollars. The 30-race calendar is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. For more information on the NRC, visit www.usacycling.org/nrc.   

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 23, 2010
Contact: Arlington Sports, Inc.

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Dates Announced for 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic, Registration open

(Arlington, VA) – Arlington Sports, Inc. is proud to announce the dates for the 2011 Air Force Cycling Classic, June 11-12. The two-day format will continue for the Pro races, and the Air Force Cycling Classic’s Crystal Ride will grow, providing additional opportunities for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to participate in this National Capital Region signature event.

The weekend’s races will begin on Saturday, June 11, with the Air Force Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup, a criterium race that showcases the Clarendon businesses around the Clarendon Metro. The Men’s Pro race, now in it’s 14 year, will take place at noon and will again highlight cycling’s top professionals, who will battle to complete 100 laps on the short, exciting 1km course.

On Sunday, June 12, cycling enthusiasts of all abilities will be able to ride in the Air Force Cycling Classic’s Crystal Ride. Participants can enjoy the car-free, 12.5km course for up to 3 ½ hours. The course takes riders past the Air Force Memorial, the Pentagon and through Crystal City. Following this non-competitive ride, professionals will again entertain the region for a second day. Races move to Crystal City for the 5 year, showcasing the vibrant shops and restaurants of Crystal City. Saturday and Sunday’s races will again be part of the prestigious USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar.

Participants in the Air Force Cycling Classic Crystal Ride will again be able to earn a gold medal by completing eight laps in less than 3 ½ hours. A silver medal is earned by riding four laps, and a bronze for two laps in that timeframe. Registration for the Crystal Ride is now open through the events website:
www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing. For additional information on the US Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org.

About the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Currently in its 15th season, the National Racing Calendar (NRC) is the premier season-long domestic road cycling series sanctioned and owned by USA Cycling. With an overall ranking system that determines the best individual male and female cyclists, as well as the best teams in the U.S., the NRC features the nation's top Pro-Am events and boasts a total prize purse of nearly one million dollars. The 30-race calendar is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. For more information on the NRC, visit www.usacycling.org/nrc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 6, 2010
Contact: Robert Laybourn
Arlington Sports, Inc.
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Men’s Team Announced for The Air Force Cycling Classic


Signature Cycling Weekend Takes Place June 12-13
(Arlington, VA) –Sixteen of the top professional and amateur cycling teams will compete for honors in one of the nation’s premier cycling events taking place Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, 2010 in Arlington, VA.  Thirteen U.S. based professional and amateur teams, along with three foreign teams, will make up this year’s field.   


Participating Teams:
Amore & VITA (ITA)
Battley H-D/Sonoma p/b Teaism (USA)
Bahatti Foundation (USA)
Bissell Pro Cycling (USA)
Jamis/Sutter Home (USA)
Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast (USA)
Kenda p/b Geargrinder (USA)
AXA Equitable (USA)  
UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis (USA)
Team Mountain Khakis (USA)
Team Type 1 (USA)
Fly V Australia (AUS)
Danish National (DEN)
Bikereg.com/Cannondale (USA)
Haymarket (USA)


CRCA Foundation (USA)
The 2010 Air Force Cycling Classic, proudly brought to you by Northrop Grumman, combines two signature races into one action-packed cycling weekend.  The excitement begins on Saturday, June 12, through the streets of Clarendon with the 13th edition of The Air Force Cycling Classic - Clarendon Cup.  The famous 1 km, five-turn course will test the world’s best cyclists who specialize in criterium style racing as they compete in this USA Cycling National Racing Calendar event.  Saturday’s race will be a tremendous spectator show, featuring the men’s Pro 100 lap and Women’s 50 lap race around the Clarendon Metro and surrounding neighborhood streets.  Amateur and kids’ races fill the morning schedule, leading up to the day’s main event at noon. 

 
On Sunday, June 13, the action moves to Crystal City for the fourth year in a row where the pros will then compete on a 2km course through the colorful streets of Crystal City.   
Prior to the main event, cycling enthusiasts of all abilities are invited to test their fitness levels in the 3rd Annual Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride – a non-competitive event that offers participants an opportunity to ride the famous 12.5km course around the Air Force Memorial, the Pentagon and through Crystal City for up to 3 ½ hours! Crystal Ride promotes cycling as a personal fitness choice and is part of Crystal City’s Business Improvement District Crystal Fit campaign.  Crystal Ride also offers the option to raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which is designing and building the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues.

 
For additional information on registration, course map and weekend schedule, visit us at www.airforcecyclingclassic.com.  
 


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.  


To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:
The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.


The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.


About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org. For additional information contact Andrea Smith, USA Cycling Director of Communications, at either 719.434.4274 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing.  For additional information on the US Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 26, 2010
Contact: Robert Laybourn
Arlington Sports, Inc.
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Second Day of Racing Added for Women at Air Force Cycling Classic


(Arlington, VA) – The organizers of the Air Force Cycling Classic proudly announce this year’s Women’s Pro/Am races will occur over both days of the two days of riding and racing.  In addition to the highly competitive women’s race at the Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup on Saturday June 12, women will have a second day of competition in the Crystal Cup, which will follow the men’s pro race on Sunday morning.

“It's fantastic that now there are now two days of racing in Arlington for the women. We are really looking forward to the competition. Because the races come right on the heels of the Liberty Classic, the field should have a lot of depth and the win hotly contested," said Tina Pic, Director Sportif Colavita/Baci Pro Cycling Team and former champion of the Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup (2006).

The Air Force Cycling Classic will again provide two days of heart-pounding riding and racing.  The pro racing begins on Saturday, June 12, with the Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup zipping through the heart of Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood. The racing continues on Sunday, June 13, in Crystal City.   
Race fans will enjoy two fast-paced but different criterium races. Sunday’s Crystal City Race, a UCI-sanctioned Circuit race in 2008 and 2009, will return to its original criterium format first run in 2007.  This race will test the riders in a different way, and complements Clarendon’s technical nature with the long straightaway along Crystal Drive.
“My 2009 win at the Air Force Cycling Classic was my first NRC win of my cycling career,” said Erica Allar, last year’s winner of the Clarendon Cup. “Winning the race really set the tone for the remainder of my ‘09 season. I am very grateful to have such well-supported and fun events so close to where my parents live in the Northeast and where the podium has been topped with riders like Tina Pic and Laura VanGuilder.  I am looking forward to racing the criterium again and I hope I can even get my family to come with me this time around!" added Allar, who will ride for Team Vera Bradley this year.  

Laura VanGuilder won the Crystal Cup when it was last run as a criterium in 2007. “I am preparing to return to the Air Force Cycling Classic and Crystal Cup to defend my titles there,” she said.  “I enjoy the technical aspects of the courses and the spectators at these events truly add to the excitement.  I have participated in the Clarendon Cup for over 10 years now, and it is a highlight in my season of racing."

Complementing the pro racing is the Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride, which offers cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to ride that weekend, testing their legs for up to 3 ½ hours on the 12.5km course.  Participants completing eight laps will receive a gold medal.
   
Registration for amateur races, which begin at 8am on Saturday, and the participatory ride, which starts at 7:30am on Sunday, are now open through the events website: www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.   

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.  

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:
The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org. For additional information contact Andrea Smith, USA Cycling Director of Communications, at either 719.434.4274 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing.  For additional information on the US Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org. 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 19, 2010
Contact: Robert Laybourn
Arlington Sports, Inc.
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Two Days of Pro Races Set for Air Force Cycling Classic


(Arlington, VA) – The upcoming Air Force Cycling Classic will again provide two days of heart-pounding riding and racing.  The pro racing begins on Saturday, June 12, with the Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup zipping through the heart of Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood, and continues on Sunday, June 13th in Crystal City.  

The Clarendon Cup, now in it’s 13th year, is again a part of USA Cycling’s National Racing Calendar (NRC) and will highlight present and future stars of professional cycling. It has enjoyed a long tradition of showcasing the top US pro teams, as well as some of the best international and Pro Tour teams.  Among the most notable are the US Postal Service, Mercury-Viatel, CSC, Slipstream (now Garmin-Transitions), High Road (now Columbia-HTC) and BMC, as well as almost every US registered pro team, from Navigators and Saturn, and the current top teams like Colavita and Team Type 1.  

“I first did this race in 2000, then getting on the podium in 2001 behind Jans Keortz and Gord Fraser, and winning in 2002 with Navigators,” said Vassili Davidenko, VP Athletic Operations for Team Type I.  “I have always called it the hardest crit in the country: 100km, 100 laps, 500 turns...super fast, the weather could be a factor too and you can't be confident until the last turn. Even then, in 2006 I broke my frame inside 200 meters to go, but at 250 I was sure the Cup was going to be mine again.”

With all the turns and short straight-aways, the technical demands of the Clarendon Cup course combined with the depth of the field, ensure the difficulty of the race.   Every team participating is in top form and gunning to take home the prestigious win.

“Clarendon has been the home to some of the fastest races I've ever competed in,” said nine-time Tour de France finisher Frankie Andreau.  “The accelerations, the speed, and the crashes were amazing regardless of whether I was racing or more recently announcing on the main stage. As the director for the Kenda/GearGrinder Cycling team, I'm excited to bring a strong team that will push the limits of the others as they try to beat us.”

For the past two years, Sunday’s race in Crystal City has been a UCI-sanctioned Circuit race.  However, the course will return to its original criterium format first run in 2007.  This race will test the riders in a different way, and complements Clarendon’s technical nature with the long straightaway along Crystal Drive.

“We are very excited to see the criterium format return.  This great afternoon of racing entertainment offers a much more engaging spectator experience after the morning's Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride,” said Angie Fox, Crystal City Business Investment District.  “After a fun day of cycling, riders can shower at Sport&Health for free, then watch the pros while enjoying a great lunch al fresco from our many wonderful restaurants."

Complementing the pro racing is the Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride, which offer cyclists of all abilities to ride that weekend, testing their legs for up to 3 ½ hours on the 12.5km course.  Participants completing eight laps will get a gold medal.  

Registration for the amateur participatory ride is now open through the events website: www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.  
 

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.



About USA Cycling   

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org. For additional information contact Andrea Smith, USA Cycling Director of Communications, at either 719.434.4274 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing.  For additional information on the US Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org.

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 9, 2010

Contact: Robert Laybourn
Arlington Sports, Inc.
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Dates Announced for 2010 US Air Force Cycling Classic


(Arlington, VA) – Arlington Sports, Inc. is proud to announce the dates for the 2010 edition of the Air Force Cycling Classic, June 12-13.  The two-day format will continue the Classic’s tradition of providing greater opportunities for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to participate in this National Capital Region signature event.

The weekend’s events will begin on Saturday, June 12th, with the Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup, the criterium race that highlights the famous 1km course around the Clarendon Metro. The day’s featured Men’s Pro race begins shortly after noon and will again highlight cycling’s top Professionals.

On Sunday, June 13th, cycling enthusiasts of all abilities will be able to ride on the Air Force Cycling Challenge’s Crystal Ride.  Participants can ride up to 3 ½ hours on the car-free, 12.5km course.  Following this amateur ride, the Men’s and Women’s Professionals will race again, with most of the nation’s top cyclists expected to be in attendance.  

"The U.S. Air Force is excited to see the growth of this event as the premier cycling event in the National Capital Region. We're also excited to see it becoming a challenging part of the national cycling circuit," said Maj. Gen. Darrell D. Jones, commander, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.  "As a community partner in the NCR, we are proud to offer two-days of world-class events for professionals and amateurs. We hope everyone will come out and join 'their' United States Air Force in this premier cycling
classic, focused on riders of all ages and abilities, and their families."

Participants in the Air Force Cycling Challenge Crystal Ride will again be able to earn a gold medal by completing 8 laps in under 3 ½ hours.  A silver medal is earned by riding 4 laps, and a bronze for 2 laps. 

"Building this event into an entire weekend of cycling is a great benefit to the participants, spectators and the Arlington community." said Jay Fisette, County Board Chairman.  "Being the Year of the Bike here in Arlington County, this event offers a great opportunity to celebrate a sport that is growing in importance and popularity."

Registration for the amateur participatory ride is now open through the events website: www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.

U.S. Air Force

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

Arlington Sports, Inc is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing.  For additional information on the US Air Force Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit www.arlingtonsports.org.