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THE CYCLING CLASSIC


Welcome to the Cycling Classic

Cycling is a fascinating sport that requires good physical condition, balance, endurance and tactics. Special Olympics include time trial and road race events in different distances. Every athlete riding his/ hers bike aims at traveling at the best possible time and arrive at the finish line first.

Dover Air Force Base hosts the annual Cycling Classic, held in late September or early October at the DAFB Museum, located off Route 9 on the south side of the base.

Delaware cyclists are joined by athletes from around the region to compete in races ranging from 500 meters to 20 kilometers, including tandems at certain distances.

The Dover Air Force Base began hosting the cycling event in 2009. Prior to that it was held at the Lum’s Pond State Park campground. Cycling was first offered at the 1987 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Indiana.

In 2011 more than 75,000 athletes competed in cycling worldwide.


“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” 

— Albert Einstein


2022 Event Information TBD


Events Offered

500 meter

1 kilometer

2 kilometers

5 kilometers


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Special Olympics Delaware

619 South College Ave.

Newark, Delaware 19716

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