Kids Races 

On-line preregistration will open soon.

The Kids Bike Races, Crystal City (Saturday) and Clarendon (Sunday) part of the 2020 Armed Forces Cycling Classic proudly brought to you by the Boeing Company, May 30/31.

Kids 9 and under will have two opportunities to participate for FREE at the 2020 Armed Forces Cycling Classic Kids Races.

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

We expect well over 400 kids to sign up. Signing your child/children’s waiver and receiving a race number’s in advance is recommended. Here’s how:

Come to Registration at Packet Pick-up:

FRIDAY, May 29: CLARENDON

  • 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.

If you can't make it to packet-pick-up, you still can sign waiver/s and pick-up number/s on race day:

Saturday, May 30th in Crystal City at the KIDS REGISTRATION TENT from 9am-12am located the corner of 20th Street and Crystal Drive (east side).

Sunday, May 31st in Clarendon at the KIDS REGISTRATION TENT from 9am-11am located near Wilson Blvd. and Highland St.

Race Day Protocol:

On Saturday, May 30th in Crystal City there will be 3 heats, starting approximately at 12:35. 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.

On Sunday, May 31st 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 Highland. 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.

Since our first successful Kids race in 1999, where we had one child participate, we now have HUNDREDS of kids ride in it today!!