For 19 years, the city of Arlington has hosted the Air Force Association’s Cycling Classic, an event supporting the Wounded Airman Program. The Wounded Airman Program helps financially support and provide wounded, injured and ill Airmen with equipment and care items to help improve their quality of life.
The two day event holds races for cyclers of all levels – kids, amateurs, professionals – and has a team Corporate Challenge race.
For the second year in a row, Altamira Technologies was a supporting sponsor of the Cycling Classic and participated in the Thales Corporate Challenge race.
Altamira Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan Moneymaker, took part in the race and shared his perspective on this year’s Cycling Classic:
“Altamira is incredibly proud to be one of the major sponsors for the Air Force Associate Cycling Classic for a second year in a row. The event shares many parallels with the company and culture that drives Altamira to thrive from our community outreach program Altamira Cares, to our next generation employee benefits model Altamira Healthy Living, and perhaps most importantly supporting a great cause, the Wounded Airman Program – which is near and dear to many of the veterans we employ as well as our Air Force customer base.
The weekend was full of two days of Pro Cycling Races as well as the Corporate Challenge Sunday morning, where Altamira riders of all levels took to the course to complete as many laps as possible in a 3 hour timeframe. Despite being one of the smallest companies in the field we’re proud to have placed 4th out of 23 on what turned out to be a beautiful, hot, windy day!
New this year at the event was a promotion of a new partnership between Altamira and Honor Brewing Company. While it’s not your typical GovCon partnership (and we think a first of its kind) we were moved by the story behind the company and common passion we shared for honoring our warfighters. Despite the fact that we come from different markets, there are great similarities in delivering superior products, in support of a great mission, and having a lot of fun in the process – our employees are pretty excited about the refrigerators full of beer too!”
To learn more about the Air Force Association’s Cycling Classic or how to get involved, click here.