Kids Race Overview

The Kids Bike Races, Clarendon (Saturday) and Crystal City (Sunday), part of the 2018 Armed Forces Cycling Classic proudly brought to you by the Boeing Company, June 9/10.


Kids 9 and under will have two opportunities to participate for FREE at the 2018 Armed Forces Cycling Classic.
The Kids Race begins approximately 11:35 am, just prior to the start of the start of Men’s Pro race each day.
The Clarendon Cup and Crystal Cup Kids Race are presented by BikeArlington.

BikeArlington is excited to sponsor the 2018 Armed Forces Cycling Classic Kids Bike Races. Children are the future of our community and instilling in them from a young age that biking is a fun and efficient way to get around the County is a benefit for all Arlingtonians!

BikeArlington is an effort to build on an existing partnership between citizens, businesses and local government in Arlington County, Virginia, to encourage more people to bike more often in Arlington. BikeArlington is a program of Arlington County Government’s Commuter Services bureau with the aim of getting more people to ride more often, for commuting, to run errands, for recreation and exercise, and just as simple and healthy way to have fun.

BikeArlington is a combined effort of many – from moms and dads advocating for safe routes to schools, to County staff building safer streets and intersections, to business owners, urban designers, park planners and event planners working to create places and events that welcome people on bikes. Learn more at http://www.BikeArlington.com

Here are some key details to help keep things moving smoothly:

We expect well over 300 kids to sign up. Signing your child/children’s waiver and receiving a race number/s in advance is recommended (not mandatory). Here’s how:

On-line registration (free) and course info here: http://cyclingclassic.org/kids-races.html

Then, come to registration on Saturday, June 9th in Clarendon at the KIDS REGISTRATION TENT from 9am-11am located near Wilson Blvd. and Highland St.

Sunday, June 10th in Crystal City at the KIDS REGISTRATION TENT from 9am-Noon located outside of the Starbucks at the corner of 23rd Street and Crystal Drive.

Race Day Protocol:
On Saturday, June 9 In Clarendon there will be 3 heats, starting at approximately 11:30am. Oldest/most experienced kids will line up first, followed by a second Heat. These groups will both do one lap. Finally, the 3rd Heat will line up to the side of the course at Garfield St. The first heat will begin. When the final rider from Heat 1 hits turn 1, the second heat will depart. After the LAST rider in Heat 2 passes the Heat 3 group, we will line up the Heat 3 kids, and give them an official start.

Please meet your kids about 25 meters after the finish line at Hudson St (we will divert them into the park), where they will receive their finishing medals. We need all kids to quickly leave the course so we can begin lining up the Pros.

On Sunday, June 10 in Crystal City there will be 3 heats, starting approximately at 12:25. Oldest/most experienced kids will line up first, followed by a second Heat. These groups will both do one lap (see course map on Kids Race webpage). Then, the 3rd Heat (trikes/push bikes) will line up to the side of the course, designated by the HEAT 3 sign (about 100m from the s/f line). The first heat will begin. When the final rider from Heat 1 hits turn 1, the second heat will depart. After the LAST rider in Heat 2 passes the Heat 3 group, we will line up the Heat 3 kids, and give them an official start.

Please meet your kids about 25 meters after the finish line (we will divert them into the Expo), where they will receive their finishing medals. We need all kids to quickly leave the course so we can begin lining up the Pros.