Hiker

Hiker

hahy-kur

Noun, Verb

Hiker: a maneuver where a unicyclist hops up and down on the pedals

Example usage: I'm learning how to do a hiker on my unicycle.

Most used in: Unicycling circles in North America and Europe.

Most used by: Unicyclists who are experienced in performing tricks.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Climber, Grinder, Puncheur, Rouleur,

What is a Hiker in Cycling?

A hiker is a type of cyclist that participates in long-distance, multi-day rides. They typically ride over a period of several days and often travel hundreds of miles. Hikers are usually equipped with camping gear, allowing them to camp out overnight or even for several days during their ride. Hikers generally travel on a route or tour that is planned in advance, but they may also make up their own routes as they go.

Hikers often take part in organized events such as the Tour de France, which is a multi-week race that covers thousands of miles. Other long-distance events such as the Trans-America Bicycle Race and the Race Across America also attract many hikers. In the United States, the Adventure Cycling Association estimates that there are over 10,000 active long-distance cyclists.

Hikers often take part in charity rides, such as the AIDS/LifeCycle, which is a seven-day, 545-mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Hikers also participate in local rides and events, such as the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic, which is an annual event that draws thousands of cyclists.

Hikers are an important part of the cycling community, and they are often seen as ambassadors for the sport. They are passionate about cycling, and they often share their experiences with other cyclists in order to inspire and motivate them to explore the world by bike.

The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Hiker'

The cycling term 'hiker' has been used since the early 1900s. It was first used in the United States to describe a cyclist who rides on a 'high wheeler' or 'penny-farthing' bicycle. The term was used to distinguish between those who rode on standard-sized bicycles and those who rode on high wheelers.

The term 'hiker' is thought to have originated in the northeastern United States, particularly in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. It was used to describe cyclists who rode high wheelers for recreational purposes, rather than for transportation. The term was used to distinguish between those who rode for transportation and those who rode for leisure.

The term 'hiker' has been used in cycling circles for over a century. It is still used today to refer to cyclists who ride high wheelers for recreational purposes. The term is also used to describe cyclists who ride standard-sized bicycles for leisurely rides. The term is used to distinguish between recreational and transportation cyclists.

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