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Hot evening doesn’t deter cyclists for 10-mile circuit Wright-Patt ride

David Ely a member of the Wright-Patterson Endurance Sports Team competes in the July 14 Blue Streak Time Trial. (Contributed photo)
David Ely a member of the Wright-Patterson Endurance Sports Team competes in the July 14 Blue Streak Time Trial. (Contributed photo)

There were 122 bicyclists who circled Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Area A flightline perimeter roads in the second 2020 Blue Streak Time Trial on July 14, starting at 6 p.m. in 86-degree heat.

Joshua Bozue of Fairborn finished first in just 20 minutes and 27 seconds for a blistering average speed of 29.3 mph. He was 42 seconds faster than second-place finisher Sean Martin of Tipp City.

Several Wright-Patterson military and civilian personnel participated. While most riders were Ohioans, several came from Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky.

Justin Becker, David Ely, Sean Kelly, Robert Lamott and Teryn Roberts of the Wright-Patterson Endurance Sports Team (WEST) competed in Blue Streak.

WEST is a team of 51 U.S. Air Force active-duty, Guard, reserve, retired and civilian endurance athletes.

WEST welcomes athletes of any level from beginner to advanced. To learn more about the team and to join WEST, visit wpendurancesportsteam.org.

The 22nd Blue Streak season will continue the second Tuesday of each month through October with rides on Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.

Interested riders may go to http://bit.ly/2020BSTT to register for any of the three remaining 2020 Blue Streak Time Trials at least six days before the event. Find more Blue Streak information at www.bluestreaktt.com.

Blue Streak starts on Skeel Avenue across from the Prairie Trace golf course clubhouse in Area A. Parking is available in the southern portion of large parking lot, which extends along Skeel from the Tennis Club to the golf driving range. A portable restroom is available between the parking lot and the driving range.

Blue Streak riders are released at 30-second intervals, starting at 6 p.m.

Riders are encouraged to arrive earlier to prepare their bikes and to get their numbers. No numbers will be available after 5:45 p.m. Helmets are required.