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USA Cycling and U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame announce agreement

Published April 23, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling and the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame have announced a new agreement that will include sharing elements of the Hall's historic content with USA Cycling's membership base, collaborating to expand the number of participants who nominate and select Hall of Fame members, and engaging USA Cycling's community in fundraising to support the Hall of Fame. 

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Longer-term, both USA Cycling and U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame have a goal of periodically holding the Hall's annual induction ceremony in communities across the country and displaying portions of the memorabilia collection at cycling events. The Hall is in Davis, California.

"Educating current competitors and cycling fans of the traditions, stories, and past heroes of competitive cycling in the U.S. is sure to enrich their love and understanding of our sport," said Derek Bouchard-Hall, USA Cycling's president and CEO. "The United States has played an enormous and fundamental role in the development of competitive cycling, and for over a century has produced globally significant cycling champions. We are pleased to work with the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame to ensure these stories are kept alive and inspire generations to come."

The Hall recognizes past competitors and contributors to the sport in all disciplines, including road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. Its museum contains an extensive display of antique and contemporary bicycles to illustrate the evolution of the sport and its machines, along with artifacts from many inductees and time periods.

"Given that the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the very constituents served by USA Cycling, we are so excited by this emerging affiliation," said Bob Bowen, the president of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. "The story of cycling is very much intertwined with our country's development over the last 150 years."

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2018 through April 30. 

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