Cycling in the United States

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Cycling in the United States
CountryUnited States
Governing bodyUSA Cycling
National team(s)United States Olympics team
International competitions

Cycling in the United States is a minor sport in the country.

Utility cycling[edit]

The reason speculated for the lack of use of bicycles usage in the United States is because of the dominance of cars and lack of safe spaces to use bikes.[1][2][3][4]

Cycle sport[edit]

Ayesha McGowan became the first African American female professional road cyclist.[5] Major Taylor was the first African American world champion in cycling.[6][7][8][9]


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  3. ^ Davies, Alex. "Here's What Americans Don't Get About Cycling — And Why It's A Problem". Business Insider. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ Pucher, John; Buehler, Ralph; Merom, Dafna; Bauman, Adrian (December 2011). "Walking and Cycling in the United States, 2001–2009: Evidence From the National Household Travel Surveys". American Journal of Public Health. 101 (S1): S310-7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.300067. PMC 3222478. PMID 21551387.
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  6. ^ "Honoring Major Taylor, America's first black world champion". Retrieved 11 March 2019.
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  8. ^ King, Gilbert. "The Unknown Story of "The Black Cyclone," the Cycling Champion Who Broke the Color Barrier". Smithsonian. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
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