USA Cycling Champions Inclusion of All Athletes in Anticipation of International Transgender Day of Visibility
March 29, 2021
Day of Visibility, USA Cycling wants to again affirm its support for inclusion of all people, including transgender athletes, in sport. The very nature of cycling is social and USA Cycling believes that the community is made richer when all who wish to participate are welcomed, embraced, and made to feel included, whether as racers, riders, enthusiasts, or fans.
“Exclusion is the antithesis of sport, and to exclude anyone undermines everything sport stands for,” said USA Cycling CEO, Rob DeMartini. “At USA Cycling, we champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in cycling. This applies to each and every rider, including transgender cyclists. We firmly support the rights of transgender individuals around the country and welcome them at every USA Cycling event. We have a long established policy around transgender athlete participation and it is in line with that of the IOC and the UCI.”
USA Cycling is working behind the scenes to mitigate any harm state bills banning transgenderathletes from competing might cause the USA Cycling community. Our goal will continue to be ensuring a safe and inclusive competition for ALL our racers, riders, enthusiasts and fans.
More information on USA Cycling’s Transgender Policy can be found here. USA Cycling’s SafeSport Program explicitly prohibits gender-related harassment. Learn more about the Program here.
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USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United StatesOlympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). USA Cycling is the national governing body for thesport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, andBMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achievesustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from thosejust beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. Theorganization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in
international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassrootsdevelopment programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Cycling celebrates its 100th anniversary in2021. The organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved tobecome the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995.USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, as well ascoaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.