Outline of cycling

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

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

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?

Cycling can be described as all of the following:

Cycling equipment

Cycling law and safety

Cycling accidents

Health impact

Types of cycling

Cycling sport

Bicycle racing

Track cycling

Summer Olympics

Cycling infrastructure

Cycling infrastructure

Bike paths and trails

Bicycle sharing systems

Bicycle sharing system

Cycling by region

Cycling in the media

Cycling movements

  • Bike bus (Bike train) - Escorted group of cyclists in an urban environment for transportation safely, and often as student transport.
  • Critical Mass cycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month in over 300 cities around the world.[4]

Cycling clubs and organisations

Cycling clubs

Cycling club

Cycling organisations

History of cycling

History of road cycling

History of cycling at the Summer Olympics

History of cycling at the Pan American Games


Notable cyclists

See also


  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. 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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