The Armed Forces Cycling Classic Returns for the 26th Edition in Arlington June 1st and 2nd

April 25, 2024

Challenge Ride, Corporate Challenge, Pro/Am Races, and Kids Races Provide Great Opportunities and Fun for Cycling Enthusiasts and Fans of All Ages and Abilities

ARLINGTON, VA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Armed Forces Cycling Classic (AFCC), presented by The Boeing Company, celebrates its 26th Edition as the DMV region’s most prestigious cycling event when it returns to Arlington, VA the weekend of June 1st and 2nd. Saturday’s Challenge Ride, for cyclists of all abilities, will kick off the weekends cycling events, followed by the Crystal Cup Men’s and Women’s Pro/Am races. Sunday’s Clarendon Cup will cap off the competition.

The AFCC’s Pro/Am races will showcase the top US and International teams from around the world. Teams from the UK, Germany and New Zeeland will battle it out with America’s best.

“We are excited for the return of speed, endurance and determination this event provides to the Capital Region,” said Rob Laybourn Founder of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, presented by the Boeing Company. “Another year offering an adrenaline-fueled spectacle, where every pedal stroke is an inspiration to the power of human potential. We are very proud of the international flavor of this year’s races with our Men’s Pro field filling up in just over two weeks and our women’s field boasting multiple current and former national champions from around the world. We love how this reflects how popular this is for teams that really want to showcase their authority in the sport.”

The weekend’s action begins early on Saturday, June 1 in Crystal City / National Landing with the Armed Forces Cycling Classic’s Challenge Ride. The ride is a closed course open to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities, from casual amateurs to serious competitors as well as Corporate Challenge teams. Saturday will continue with the Women’s Pro/AM race, as they begin their hunt for the weekend overall Omnium Prize (most consistent finisher over the two days), the Kids Race (9 and under), and concludes with Day 1 of the Men’s Pro/Am. The 26th Clarendon Cup will take place on Sunday June 2nd, and feature day two of the Women’s and Men’s Pro/AM races, where the talented winners will be declared on the iconic 1km course around the Clarendon Metro.

This year, Amazon is encouraging other Companies and Organizations to form teams to participate in the “Amazon Corporate Challenge” Teams participate in the challenge ride, and are also invited to fundraise for the events beneficiary, Tragedy Assistance for Survivors (TAPS), which cares for the families of America’s fallen heroes. The top three fundraising teams will be recognized on stage following the Challenge Ride.

The Armed Forces Cycling Classic weekend’s activities offer riders and cycling fans alike plenty of exciting opportunities to participate. To register for the 2024 AFCC Challenge Ride, Corporate Challenge Ride, Pro/Am Races or Kids Races; obtain information on volunteer opportunities; become a sponsor; or learn how you can witness the fast-paced action of professional cycling in the Washington area, visit cycling classic.org.

Media interested in event weekend media credentials may contact Maurisa Potts at maurisa@spottedmp.com.


What: Armed Forces Cycling Classic

When: June 1 & 2, 2024

Where: National Landing/Crystal City & Clarendon

Time: Saturday, 7am – 2pm, Sunday, 7:45am – 2:30pm

Website: www.cyclingclassic.org

Cost to Watch: Free

Weather Plan: Rain or shine

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

Media Contact:

Maurisa Turner Potts

Spotted MP (Marketing + Public Relations)