We aim to promote fitness, have fun all while raising money for Air Force Association’s Wounded Airmen Program. Come join us as we celebrate the Air Force’s birthday and direct lineage from the Wright Brothers; from bike trails to contrails and beyond!


All military and civilians are welcome to join us! From Day 1 or jump in on Day 4!


The Air Force Cycling team will be leading the informal multiday route. All riders will be on their own for support, food and lodging.

The Route (2022) – Stay tuned for 2023!

Note: The roads will be open and law enforcement escorts are unlikely. See disclaimers below

Day 1

September 15th, 2022

Day 2

September 16th, 2022

Day 3

September 17th, 2022

Day 4

September 18th, 2022

Important Disclaimers

Neither the United States Air Force, nor the Air Force Cycling Team (AFCT) assumes any responsibility. Anyone joining the ride assumes their own liability

Supported By

These sponsors have supported the ride or have donated to the Wounded Airman Program! Want to help out? Contact cso@afcycling.com

Let us know you’ll be there

Frequently asked questions

Or contact us at any time
Are there hotels at each of the overnight stops?

Yes, there are multiple hotels at each suggested overnight stop

Kitty Hawk: There are many options including Quality Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Shutters on the Banks, Travel Lodge,

Norfolk: Fairfield Inn, Candlewood Suites, and Studio and Suites, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn.

Capital Region of Richmond: Many, many options such as Hampton Inn, Hilton, Marriott.

Aquia Quantico: Fairfield Inn, Staybridge Suites, Super 8, TownePlace Suites, Best Western

Will there be signs up or road markings?

No. The plan is to have each person upload the route into his or her phone or Garmin.

Will the AFCT keep accountability of non-AFCT riders?

While we certainly look forward to riding with everyone, we will keep accountability of only AFCT riders. 

Will there be medical support?

There will be no dedicated medical support. So far, we have two doctors riding and two support vehicles that may be able to assist. If you need medical help, it would be best to call 911

Can commanders authorize permissive TDY to ride or support this event?

In short, yes. But be sure to consult the regulations. There are limitations to the number of days per year. Please note for this inaugural ride, this is an AFCT event, not an official Air Force event