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Noun, Verb

The competitive sport of racing recumbent bicycles.

Example usage: 'I'm going to compete in the recumbent racing tournament this weekend.'

Most used in: Europe, especially in the Netherlands and Germany.

Most used by: Professional and amateur cyclists, as well as recumbent bike enthusiasts.

Popularity: 5/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Time Trialling, Draft Legal Racing, Track Racing, Road Racing,

What is Recumbent Racing?

Recumbent Racing is a specialized type of cycling sport in which cyclists ride bicycles with a reclined seating position. This style of racing is known for its unique design and ease of use, as the seating position is much more comfortable than a traditional bike. The recumbent bikes used for racing typically have three or more wheels and feature a low center of gravity, allowing for greater stability and control.

Recumbent Racing is a popular form of racing in many countries, with events taking place all over the world. The popularity of recumbent racing has been on the rise in recent years, with many professional cycling events featuring recumbent bikes. According to the International Human Powered Vehicle Association, there were over 500 recumbent racing events in 2017, with over 10,000 participants.

Recumbent Racing is an exciting sport that offers a unique way to experience the thrill of competition. The low center of gravity and comfortable seating position make it a great option for those looking for an alternative to traditional cycling. Whether you’re looking to compete in a race or just go for a leisurely ride, recumbent racing is a great way to experience the fun of cycling.

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The Beginnings of Recumbent Racing

Recumbent racing is a form of competitive cycling where riders compete on specially designed recumbent bicycles. The term “recumbent racing” was first used in the mid-1980s, when a small group of cyclists in the Netherlands began organizing informal races.

These races were held on public roads and featured a variety of recumbent bikes, including long wheelbase (LWB) and short wheelbase (SWB) models. The races were open to anyone, and riders from all over the Netherlands and neighboring countries participated.

The popularity of recumbent racing soon spread to other countries, and today there are many organized races held in Europe, the United States, and other parts of the world. In recent years, recumbent racing has become an established and popular form of competitive cycling.

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