ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association will participate in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, by offering discounted registration for AFA's Cycling Classic. A registration table will be set up at Gateway Park in Rosslyn, Va.
This year an estimated 10,000 bikers will take place in Bike to Work Day around the D.C. metro area. There will be 70 pit stops for participating bikers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., including the stop in Gateway Park.
The Air Force Association Cycling Classic will be held in partnership with Arlington Sports and the race will take place on June 8-9 in Arlington, Va. The AFA Wounded Airman Program will be the sole official beneficiary of the funds raised from the event.
"The Air Force Association is happy to celebrate National Bike to Work Day this year with a registration table in Gateway Park just a block from our National Headquarters," said Craig McKinley, AFA President. "This is a great opportunity for bikers to avoid the usual gridlock of DC, and if they are biking along Route 29 in Arlington to also get a discounted ticket to the AFA Cycling Classic."
To register for the 2013 Air Force Association Cycling Classic, go to www.cyclingclassic.org.
Arlington Sports, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur cycling and is proud to use their events as a means to help various causes. More than 1,700 riders participated in last year's two-day event; more than 55 riders had individual and corporate fundraisers.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members. Visit AFA at www.afa.org.
SOURCE Air Force Association