cy·clist | \ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst \

Definition of cyclist 

: one who rides a cycle

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In a crazy study a few years ago, cyclists had to watch a video of a woman eating her own vomit before riding a 10K time trial. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Here’s What We Know About Mental Fatigue," 10 July 2018 On July 15, cyclists will ride through 15 cobbled paths from Arras to Roubaix, alongside the Belgian border. Gina Martinez, Time, "Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Tour de France," 6 July 2018 So, this Fourth of July, please pop a beer and offer your salute to the REAL patriots: the Minks and Ocasio-Cortezes and the bird-flipping cyclists. Drew Magary, GQ, "There Is Bravery in Each Other," 3 July 2018 Before the Tour de France concludes, the professional cyclists will have circled l'Hexagone over the course of 22 days, enduring high mountain passes, bumpy cobblestones, crashes, and dramatic sprints, before gliding down the Champs-Élysées. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Small Island Where the Tour de France Begins Is Actually a Vacationer's Paradise," 3 July 2018 On June 17, the cyclists arrived in Chicago having logged 800 miles. Daniel De Vise, Chicago Reader, "How two Belgian boys became the youngest kids to bike across the U.S.—in 1935," 21 June 2018 Pedestrians and cyclists crossing the BU Bridge from Cambridge will be detoured through a parking lot because of construction where the road meets Comm. Adam Vaccaro,, "Commonwealth Avenue bridge project returns in late July," 11 July 2018 The book recounts the glorious career of Greg LeMond, probably the greatest American cyclist of the modern era, climaxing with his comeback from near death and miraculous victory at the 1989 Tour de France. Daniel De Vise, Chicago Reader, "How two Belgian boys became the youngest kids to bike across the U.S.—in 1935," 21 June 2018 Bike link: For cyclists, the Bay View Trail links to a junction with the Alameda Creek Regional Trail, a paved bike trail on the south side of Alameda Creek. Tom Stienstra,, "Sunday getaway to Coyote Hills," 17 June 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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cy·clist | \ˈsī-kləst \

Kids Definition of cyclist

: a person who rides a bicycle

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