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This article is an outline about the activity of cycling. For an outline about bicycles themselves, see outline of bicycles.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to cycling:

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.[1] Persons engaged in cycling are cyclists[2] or bicyclists.[3] Apart from ordinary two-wheeled bicycles, cycling also includes riding unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, and other similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).


What is cycling?Edit

Cycling can be described as all of the following:

Cycling equipmentEdit

Cycling law and safetyEdit

Health impactEdit

Types of cyclingEdit

Cycling infrastructureEdit

Cycling by regionEdit

Cycling in the mediaEdit

Cycling movementsEdit

  • Critical Mass – cycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month in over 300 cities around the world.[4]

Cycling clubs and organisationsEdit

History of cyclingEdit

History of road cyclingEdit

History of cycling at the Summer OlympicsEdit

History of cycling at the Pan American GamesEdit


Notable cyclistsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. 1989. cycling: The action or activity of riding a bicycle etc.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. 1988. cyclist: One who rides a cycle or practises cycling.
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. 1989. bicyclist: One who rides a bicycle.
  4. ^ a b Richard Madden (December 15, 2003). "London: How cyclists around the world put a spoke in the motorist's wheel". The Daily Telegraph. UK.

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