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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The Air Force Cycling team is broken into regional sub teams which can be found all across the United States. If you’re interested in joining us, click below to find your closest regional lead! If you don’t quite meet the eligibility requirements but still want to ride with us, checkout the Memorial to Memorial ride (M2M) we host in September!

Team Store

Don’t qualify as an official rider but want to support the team and represent us anyway? Look no further then our official team store! (Public kit is variation of the official team kit)

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AFCT recognizes our military-connected and cycling team-connected kids during the Month of the Military Child.

#MOMC #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild #PurpleUp #MCEC #umpquacommunitycollege Umpqua Community College Dream Team Des Moines, IA

AFCT recognizes our military-connected and cycling team-connected kids during the Month of the Military Child.

#MOMC #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild #PurpleUp #MCEC #umpquacommunitycollege Umpqua Community College Dream Team Des Moines, IA
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AFCT recognizes our military-connected and cycling team-connected kids during the Month of the Military Child. 

#MOMC #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild #PurpleUp #MCEC #universityofmontana University of Montana

AFCT recognizes our military-connected and cycling team-connected kids during the Month of the Military Child.

#MOMC #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild #PurpleUp #MCEC #universityofmontana University of Montana
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These men and women are amazing and I love seeing them on Ragbrai serving other like they always do.

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Tour Of Hurricane with AFCT. Considering the longest ride I have logged this year was 32 miles, I am super pleased with the result. There was a fair amount of wind and some good climbs. 

I’m always so thrilled with the number of people that come up beside and express thanks for the Air Force and share stories of their grandpa’s, parents and uncles and aunts service and how they are appreciative of that service. I’m thankful also, it’s one of the top 5 gifts in my life. 

Now for a nap!!Image attachmentImage attachment

Tour Of Hurricane with AFCT. Considering the longest ride I have logged this year was 32 miles, I am super pleased with the result. There was a fair amount of wind and some good climbs.

I’m always so thrilled with the number of people that come up beside and express thanks for the Air Force and share stories of their grandpa’s, parents and uncles and aunts service and how they are appreciative of that service. I’m thankful also, it’s one of the top 5 gifts in my life.

Now for a nap!!
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Awesome day at the Great Texas Airshow on JBSA-Randolph, Texas. Thank you to the Air Force Thunderbirds and Thunderbird #12, Krystal Jimenez, Public Affairs Officer, for the group photo. 

#GreatTexasAirshow, #AFCT, #ServiceInAction

Awesome day at the Great Texas Airshow on JBSA-Randolph, Texas. Thank you to the Air Force Thunderbirds and Thunderbird #12, Krystal Jimenez, Public Affairs Officer, for the group photo.

#GreatTexasAirshow, #AFCT, #ServiceInAction
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Stu Carter wishes he was with you there today!

oh very nice. Wish I could be there. Weather here in Colorado is a hit and miss right now. 😢

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Are you staying for the eclipse?

Are you staying for the eclipse

Nice!

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Tara E. Cook, U.S. Air Force, Lt. Col., (1970-2021) 

On this last day of Women’s History Month, we are proud to highlight Lt. Col. Tara Cook, deceased, for her service, dedication, and athleticism. 

Tara Cook was an USAF neurologist stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. She had roots in Iowa as she completed her Neurology Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. This is where she learned of RAGBRAI, its’ history, and legacy. During her initial RAGBRAI experience, participating on her own, she noticed and met the Air Force Cycling Team. She joined up and completed several RAGBRAIs with the team, eventually taking on the role as Deputy Director.  

Tara was chosen as deputy director due to her “out of the box” brainstorming and thinking of the team first as noted in a previous post after her passing. https://www.facebook.com/afcycling/posts/pfbid0cgkQjrubWtbhJpDxiqFK7KVdDGjYbzum9hvWJq5NDmeQtWDLPcPsEbViPaykd4Hcl 

Ken Cook, her husband, provided some input on Tara; 

“Tara always prioritized an active lifestyle, with cycling being her favorite sport. She eventually participated in seven of these challenging rides [RAGBRAI]. 

Tara took immense pride in her athletic achievements, especially her century rides. On one occasion, she completed two centuries in just ten days: one through an Alaskan mountain pass with numerous hills and the other during RAGBRAI. 

Her involvement with the AFCT and their crucial role during RAGBRAI held great significance for Tara. She was both a dedicated leader and a passionate rider, leaving a lasting impact on the team and the event.” 

#wsf50 #afcycling #womeninsports #WomensHistoryMonth #empoweredwomen #airforcecyclingteam #m2mride #AFCT Air & Space Forces Association #ReserveReady #ReserveTransform #ReserveCitizenAirmen #airnationalguard #RAGBRAIImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Tara E. Cook, U.S. Air Force, Lt. Col., (1970-2021)

On this last day of Women’s History Month, we are proud to highlight Lt. Col. Tara Cook, deceased, for her service, dedication, and athleticism.

Tara Cook was an USAF neurologist stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. She had roots in Iowa as she completed her Neurology Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. This is where she learned of RAGBRAI, its’ history, and legacy. During her initial RAGBRAI experience, participating on her own, she noticed and met the Air Force Cycling Team. She joined up and completed several RAGBRAIs with the team, eventually taking on the role as Deputy Director.

Tara was chosen as deputy director due to her “out of the box” brainstorming and thinking of the team first as noted in a previous post after her passing. www.facebook.com/afcycling/posts/pfbid0cgkQjrubWtbhJpDxiqFK7KVdDGjYbzum9hvWJq5NDmeQtWDLPcPsEbViPa...

Ken Cook, her husband, provided some input on Tara;

“Tara always prioritized an active lifestyle, with cycling being her favorite sport. She eventually participated in seven of these challenging rides [RAGBRAI].

Tara took immense pride in her athletic achievements, especially her century rides. On one occasion, she completed two centuries in just ten days: one through an Alaskan mountain pass with numerous hills and the other during RAGBRAI.

Her involvement with the AFCT and their crucial role during RAGBRAI held great significance for Tara. She was both a dedicated leader and a passionate rider, leaving a lasting impact on the team and the event.”

#wsf50 #afcycling #womeninsports #WomensHistoryMonth #empoweredwomen #airforcecyclingteam #m2mride #AFCT Air & Space Forces Association #ReserveReady #ReserveTransform #ReserveCitizenAirmen #airnationalguard #RAGBRAI
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First Female Deputy Director of the AFCT! It was her brainstorming and planning that got the team to start using Camp Dodge as a staging point before and after RAGBRAI! We became friends after I teased her about her apartment sized yellow tent one year. She was like a sister that I wanted to protect. It made me mad on how she was treated on an assignment and it broke my heart when she left the Air Force and when she passed. Kenneth Cook, I know you are behind this post. Thanks bro!❤️

I remember her well.🥲

I believe she is the team member that helped save my wife’s life in 2014. On the 5th day that year, Trish had a spontaneous miscarriage. Leaving my wife in a safe, protected spot, I ran all the way to our team campsite, where I found Tara and a driver. We went and collected Trish. Tara tended to her as we raced to the ER, where my wife had emergency surgery to save her life. Tara remains beloved in our household.

I was stationed with Dr Cook. She and I spent a lot of hours on Spin bikes at the gym. She always talked about RAGBRAI. She was an amazing light!

Iowa is waiting for you.

Miss you, T

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