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2022 Blue Streak Time Trial season approaches finish line

  • Published
  • By By Airman 1st Class James Johnson
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FROCE BASE, Ohio – Riders competed in the year’s next-to-last Blue Streak Time Trial around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s flightline Sept. 13.

Taking first place was 41-year-old Ben Peacock of Worthington with a time of 20 minutes, 28 seconds. It marked his second straight win in the series. He also finished runner-up in the July race.

This season, the Blue Streak races have all reached the maximum-allowed 175 participants.

“Since I’ve taken over as director, every race has seen 175 riders register,” said Rachael Ferguson, director of the Air Force Marathon, which sponsors the monthly bike event.

Blue Streak welcomes anyone to join themselves or ride tandem with another participant.

David Benner, a civilian from Beavercreek, took part in this month’s Blue Streak by riding tandem with his 7-year-old granddaughter.

“She always hears about me going places to ride and says — ‘I wanna go, I wanna go’ — so she’s out here with me for her first time," Benner said.

Benner has competed in the time trial for over 10 years.

“It’s helped me generate a lot of friendships over the years and is an opportunity to run into them on a regular basis and experience this outstanding event together,” he said.

The final race will be held Oct. 11, with no more than 150 spots open -- registration is still open.

Riders must sign up at least six days prior to the race date.