ABOUT THE TEAM

The Air Force Cycling Team’s core values of Integrity, Service and Excellence are our guiding principles in being “The Guardian Angels Of The Road.”

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AFCT Oklahoma is growing and active! Check out the ride and pictures from this weekend. If you are in the area, join them on a ride! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Best wishes to our teammates participating in the Ironman World Championships in St George Utah, And the 2022 Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast🏊‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️🏃‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Members of AFCT Utah and friends ready to ride Front Runner Century from Salt Lake City to Ogden Utah. AFCT Utah assisted “For The Win Racing” with marking the course! For more information about the ride find the link here.

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Members of AFCT Utah and friends ready to ride Front Runner Century from Salt Lake City to Ogden Utah. AFCT Utah assisted “For The Win Racing” with marking the course! For more information about the ride find the link here.

http://www.frontrunnercentury.com

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Congratulations air force teem, I am red, Sri Lanka army cyclist

23 members from the Texas Region were able to pose in front of the U.S. Thunderbirds aircraft shortly before the afternoon aerial practice leading up to the Great Texas Airshow that kicks off Apr. 23, 2022 at JBSA-Randolph, Tx. After the photo shoot, some of the members completed a short 12 mile ride around the base. What amazing opportunity and outreach for the team! For more information on the airshow visit www.greattexasairshow.com.
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23 members from the Texas Region were able to pose in front of the U.S. Thunderbirds aircraft shortly before the afternoon aerial practice leading up to the Great Texas Airshow that kicks off Apr. 23, 2022 at JBSA-Randolph, Tx. After the photo shoot, some of the members completed a short 12 mile ride around the base. What amazing opportunity and outreach for the team! For more information on the airshow visit www.greattexasairshow.com. 
Air Force Thunderbirds

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22 members in the photo and number 23 taking the photo.

Great timing on that shoot

Thank you for all of your work during RAGBRAI. I believe that you are all Angels.

Sweet!

Great Picture!

Cool picture!! AFCT is so appreciated on RAGBRAI!

OUTSTANDING!!!

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The AFCT is a private non-profit organization. The US Air Force nor federal government provide any direct funds for the team. (Active Duty riders may qualify for an alternate duty location during RAGBRAI®) Riders purchase their own gear, tickets, and transportation. These fine establishments support the team’s mission either through steep discounts, supply donations, or are pretty cool themselves!

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6 days ago
Tim Traub

Great night of cycling for AFCT Ohio Tues at the Blue Streak Time Trial. Gary, Jack and grand daughter Etta on their tandem, and Tim rode fast... averaging 19-21 MPH on the 10 mi loop. Looking forward to next month’s race and RAGBRAI in July! ... See MoreSee Less

Great night of cycling for AFCT Ohio Tues at the Blue Streak Time Trial. Gary, Jack and grand daughter Etta on their tandem, and Tim rode fast... averaging 19-21 MPH on the 10 mi loop. Looking forward to next month’s race and RAGBRAI in July!Image attachment

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Is that lower pic at Wright-Patt?

2 weeks ago
Brian Withers

Pedal Hilton Head in support of Boys & Girls Club w/Air Force Cycling Team ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Tim Traub

Great nite out on the Blue Streak Time Trial Course with AF Cycling Team Ohio Teammates Jack Hudson, Sean Barrett, Gary Bradshaw and Tim Traub. ... See MoreSee Less

Great nite out on the Blue Streak Time Trial Course with AF Cycling Team Ohio Teammates Jack Hudson, Sean Barrett, Gary Bradshaw and Tim Traub.
2 months ago
Charissa Yoder

Is it true that you pay for all the spare tubes and tires out of your own pocket? Do you have a way we could donate funds to your Ragbrai cause? Can people also donate to a soldier's Ragbrai entrance fee? ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello Charissa! Yes, we pay for spare tubes that are not donated to us. To make a donation to the team or to donate towards a rider's fees, please send email to our Director at ceo@afcycling.com. Thanks for the support!

4 months ago
Kristen Hess

In my opinion, the cutest member of the Air Force Cycling Team!!! RAGBRAI here we come! ... See MoreSee Less

In my opinion, the cutest member of the  Air Force Cycling Team!!!  RAGBRAI here we come!
9 months ago
Melissa Patrick

Congratulations on completion of RAGBRAI. The VFW Posts of the central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia invite all the Air Force cyclists to participate in the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes on September 11th. The Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes is more than a bicycle ride…it’s an event celebrating the beauty of the central Shenandoah Valley and the service and sacrifice of our military and its veterans. As a fundraiser supporting Boulder Crest Retreat,
participation provides support for our combat veterans, many of whom have deployed multiple times, and their families who have paid a terrific price for their service to the nation.

Amazingly, some of the scenery looks like the beauty of Iowa on a RAGBRAI route. And we have a virtual registration if you are not able to join us in Virginia.

Register for a ride that honors our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for twenty years since attacks of 9-11.

www.valleyvetsride4heroes.com/
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Congratulations on completion of RAGBRAI. The VFW Posts of the central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia invite all the Air Force cyclists to participate in the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes on September 11th.  The Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes is more than a bicycle ride…it’s an event celebrating the beauty of the central Shenandoah Valley and the service and sacrifice of our military and its veterans.  As a fundraiser supporting Boulder Crest Retreat,
participation provides support for our combat veterans, many of whom have deployed multiple times, and their families who have paid a terrific price for their service to the nation. 

Amazingly, some of the scenery looks like the beauty of Iowa on a RAGBRAI route.  And we have a virtual registration if you are not able to join us in Virginia. 

Register for a ride that honors our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for twenty years since attacks of 9-11.

https://www.valleyvetsride4heroes.com/Image attachmentImage attachment
9 months ago
Diane Beirne

Double shout out to the Air Force Cycling Team! They truly are "The Guardian Angels of the Road." I have always admired how they are always there to help stranded cyclists along the route. Well, this year I got to experience their kindness, service, and expertise not once, but twice as I got flat tires on Days 1 and 3! What a welcome relief to see them swoop in and save the day! What a Godsend! Thank you is not enough to express my sincere gratitude! Your efforts are appreciated more than you know. Until next year....thank you so much for your service on RAGBRAI and to our country! You are unsung heroes in every sense of the word! 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

Double shout out to the Air Force Cycling Team! They truly are The Guardian Angels of the Road. I have always admired how they are always there to help stranded cyclists along the route. Well, this year I got to experience their kindness, service, and expertise not once, but twice as I got flat tires on Days 1 and 3! What a welcome relief to see them swoop in and save the day! What a Godsend! Thank you is not enough to express my sincere gratitude! Your efforts are appreciated more than you know. Until next year....thank you so much for your service on RAGBRAI and to our country! You are unsung heroes in every sense of the word! 😎
9 months ago
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Thank you to Lt Col Zabala and the rest of the Air Force Cycling Team for your assistance on the route and dedication to RAGBRAI! Leave a shout out to Team Air Force in the comments! ... See MoreSee Less

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I did RAGBRAI three times and I must say it was a comfort seeing the Air Force team out there. I was asked twice by the team if I needed help, and with all the wonderful memories of the ride, having your riders on the road is high on the list.

I always feel better knowing they are on the ride and ALWAYS there to help! Thank you for being our guardian angels and thank you for your service ❤️

You all ARE superheroes on RAGBRAI and around the world! Thank you all for your service.

If Mediapolis would ever be a host town (we’re probably too small) you will be staying at our home. We will be rolling out the red carpet.

Always enjoy talking with the women and men of the Air Force on RAGBRAI.

Air Force Cycling Team Rock! Thanks for your service and help on RAGBRAI

Thank you! You are all the best 👍

You are Super Heroes!

Thank You Lt Col Vince Zabala. Your team makes me feel when I ride RAGBRAI, like I’m the president and the Air Force team is my secret service 😃 Thank You

Great video, Vince Zabala. Thanks for your service in Iowa and in the Air Force! Bareback here!

Tim Johnson

So excited to see so much love for the Air Force cycling team! Got to do 3 RAGBRAI with them (my mom was active duty) but it was such an amazing thing to experience and the amount that the team tries to do for the community during the rides!

They are wonderful

Thanks for all your help!

Nice PSA. Like the "willingly" part...

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