The Passing of Francois Mertens

Francois George Mertens passed away on November 16, 2021 at the age of 89 in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  Mertens won the National Best All Rounder championship three times between 1951 and 1956, based on points awarded in a series of season-long races.  When the Tour...

Hall Welcomes 2021 Inductees

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame welcomed four legends of American cycling. The Class of 2021 inductees are: Bunki Bankaitis-Davis (Modern Road & Track Competitor), Paul Deem (Veteran Road & Track Competitor), Myles Rockwell (Off-Road Competitor), and Richard...

The Passing of Laurence Malone

2017 Off-Road Competitor Inductee Laurence Malone passed away on May 17, 2021 In 1975 Laurence won his first US National Cyclocross Championship at Tilden Park, CA. He went on to win the next four Cyclocross National Championships from 1976 through 1979 and finished...

Major Taylor Led the Way for Black Athletes in Professional Sports

A photo of Taylor offers insights into American cycling in 1901 By Peter Joffre Nye In August 1901 Marshall “Major” Taylor of Indianapolis arrived in Newark, New Jersey after a campaign that spring as a match sprinter in Paris and other destination cities around the...