22nd season of cycling races on Wright-Patt begins June 9

The 22nd Blue Streak Time Trial season at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base begins June 9 and will continue the second Tuesday of each month through October, including July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. (Contributed photo)

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The 22nd Blue Streak Time Trial season at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base begins June 9 and will continue the second Tuesday of each month through October, including July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. (Contributed photo)

Excitement is building as the 2020 Blue Streak Time Trial season will get underway June 9.

The 22nd Blue Streak season will continue the second Tuesday of each month through October, including July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.

While registration is now closed for the June 9 Blue Streak Time Trial, it is now time to register to ride in upcoming sessions. Go to http://bit.ly/2020BSTT to register for any of the four remaining 2020 Blue Streak Time Trials at least six days before the event. Find more Blue Streak information at www.bluestreaktt.com.

Blue Streak follows a 10-mile course clockwise around the Area A flightline perimeter roads. The flat Blue Streak course with few turns is one of the best in the nation, attracting riders from all parts of Ohio and the neighboring states of Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

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

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Cyclists proceed south from the starting line on Skeel Avenue and turn right onto Hebble Creek Road, riding past Huffman Prairie where the Wright brothers learned to fly.

Riders turn right around Twin Lakes, then follow Riverview Road along the wooded back side of the Area A flightline. They pass Bass Lake, following Mitchell Drive and Douglass Road past the water tower, then complete their 10-mile circuit at the finish line on Skeel before reaching the Wright Avenue intersection. Riders can then coast back to where they started.

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

Safety guidelines:

• All participants must register online by 10 p.m. six days prior to event day (even if you have base access).

• There will be no on-site registration offered.

• Participants must enter the base through Gate 12A, which is located off Route 444.

• Please observe social-distancing guidelines and do not gather in groups on event day.

• Masks are recommended but not required at check-in.

• Riders are encouraged to arrive earlier to prepare their bikes and to get their numbers.

• Helmets are required.

Many base people, military and civilian, participate in Blue Streak, with overall participation exceeding 100 riders in good weather.

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