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A type of cycling that emphasizes endurance and long-distance rides

Example usage: 'I do a lot of endurance cycling on the weekend.'

Most used in: North American and European countries.

Most used by: Cyclists who enjoy long-distance rides.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Time Trialing, Long Distance Cycling, Ultra Cycling, Endurance Racing,


What is Endurance Cycling?

Endurance cycling is an event in which cyclists ride long distances in a certain amount of time. It is often seen as a test of both physical and mental strength, as riders push themselves to the limit to finish the race. Endurance cycling events can range from a few hours up to several days, depending on the specific race.

One of the most popular endurance cycling events is the Race Across America (RAAM). This event is a 3000 mile coast-to-coast race that takes place over the course of 8-10 days. The race consists of both individual and team categories, with riders traveling through 12 states and over 170,000 feet of climbing.

Other endurance events include the Tour Divide, which is a 2,745 mile route along the Continental Divide from Canada to the US/Mexico border. This race is typically completed in 18-24 days. The Trans Am Bike Race is another popular event, which is a 4,233 mile route from Oregon to Virginia. This race takes place over 18-22 days.

Endurance cycling is growing in popularity with more and more events popping up around the world. According to Statista, the number of participants in endurance cycling events has increased from 4,811 in 2012 to 7,089 in 2016. It is expected that the number of participants in these events will continue to grow in the coming years.


The History of Endurance Cycling

The term 'Endurance Cycling' was first used in the late 19th century during the first long-distance cycling events. The earliest known event was the Paris-Rouen race held in France in 1869. The race was organized by the French newspaper Le Vélocipède Illustré and was won by a French cyclist named James Moore. This event is often credited as the first organized endurance cycling race.

Since then, endurance cycling has seen a surge in popularity and many cycling events have become well known worldwide. Some of the most famous endurance cycling events include the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta a España. All of these events have become popular with cycling fans and have helped to popularize endurance cycling.

Today, endurance cycling is a popular sport and can be seen in many forms. From amateur races to professional events, endurance cycling continues to be a popular activity for cyclists around the world.

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