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Welcome to the STATE Cycling Classic

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

Dover Air Force Base hosts the annual State 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 Lum’s Pond State Park. 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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