Thales Corporate Challenge

The 2018 Armed Forces Cycling Classic will again offer companies the opportunity to invite their cycling enthusiasts to participate in the Corporate Challenge. This event, offers each Corporate Challenge Team a number of ways to step-up to the Challenge. Each participating team will also be assigned a 10'x10' Feed Zone "Chalet" in the Corporate Challenge Team area. Teams will be encouraged to invite friends and fans out to this area. This area can be used to re-supply riders with water and food during the event. Registration is based on the number of riders. There is a $1000 minimum team/corporation pledge, in addition to the registration fees. The top three fundraising teams will be recognized on the main stage following the conclusion of the ride.

Team Challenge: Fundraising Pledge (in addition to Registration Fees): A minimum pledge of $1000 for each Corporate team, with all proceeds to benefit the charity of their choice.

In addition to the top fundraising teams, awards will be given after the ride to the Corporate Challenge Team that accumulates the most TOTAL laps, as well as the most laps accumulated by the top 6 riders on a Corporate Challenge Team.

The Armed Forces Challenge:
Active Duty, retired and reserve armed forces members compete to earn bragging rights as the most competitive service. The service whose participants complete the most TOTAL laps, as well as the most laps completed by their top 6 riders, will be honored and recognized on stage during Sunday’s Men’s Pro race. It doesn’t matter if you are participating as an individual or if you are on a Corporate Challenge team, if you are active duty, retired or reserve, your laps will count as part of this challenge! When you register, simply indicate your branch of service and don’t forget to bring your military ID to packet pick-up to confirm your status.

Packet Pick-up: We STRONGLY ADVISE you to come before ride-day to pick up your rider number and timing chip to avoid the long lines on Sunday morning. Packets may be picked up at the following locations and times:

TAPS Headquarters
3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201
Noon - 5:00pm
NOTE: Just a block from the Clarendon Metro! Metered Street Parking is limited, and there is also an underground lot in the building.

Registration Tent - Across from the Start/Finish line, next to the Clarendon Metro Elevator
3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
NOTE: Vehicle access is limited. We recommend taking the metro or riding your bike. NO packet pick-up in Crystal City on Saturday

Registration Tent - Near the Start/Finish line
2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington,, VA
6:00am - 8:00am

Ride Start:
Corporate Challenge riders will be allowed to begin in the first wave. We will mark that section at the Start/Finish line. General Registrants will find their appropriate area, determined by the pace they are working towards (Gold Medal pace, Silver Medal Pace, Bronze Medal Pace). Remember, you will be able to begin your ride starting anytime between 7am and 9:30am. The course will close promptly at 10am.

Participants must have reached the age of 10 on or before June 10, 2018.

All finishers receive a medal! Riders that complete 9 or more laps receive Gold, riders that complete 6 to 8 laps will receive Silver, and riders that complete 5 or fewer will receive Bronze.

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