Long the site of the infamous criterium, the Clarendon Cup, the town of Arlington, Virginia be getting a different type of race in 2008. Arlington Sports, Inc., together with the US Air Force will be launching the US Air Force Cycling Classic, to take place May 4, 2008.
The day will begin with a "people's ride" along the 12.5 kilometer circuit in Arlington, Virginia, where riders will be awarded medals for the number of laps they can complete in a 3.5 hour window. Following this amateur ride, the men's professional race will conquer 13 laps of the course, while professional women and amateurs will race on a shorter course in Crystal City.
More information will be available at: www.arlingtonsports.org.