cy·​clist | \ ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio) \

Definition of cyclist

: one who rides a cycle

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Video shot by bystanders and aired by numerous news outlets shows Bartlett swearing and hurling racial insults at the group of black cyclists, while keeping the gun at his side. Curt Anderson, The Seattle Times, "Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime," 22 Jan. 2019 The outdoor enthusiast was one of the first cyclists to try out Snow Valley’s new three-mile downhill cycling trail. Hugo Martin,, "Another weak snow season brings zip lines, yoga, cycling to California resorts this summer," 29 June 2018 In an essay published by the Guardian in March, cyclist Hannah Dines detailed her experience having to undergo surgery after years riding bike saddles that didn’t properly pressure-map her groin led to chronic inflammation and long-term trauma. Lauren Steele, WSJ, "Sports Gear Designed for Women’s Bodies—Not Stereotypes," 10 May 2019 Sunday’s conditions were far from ideal, as a constant rainstorm pelted riders and flooded FDR drive, requiring cyclists to coast through lakes that threatened to pull them under. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "E-Biking My Way Through New York's Five Boro Bike Tour," 9 May 2019 Safety campaigners say four cyclists have been killed in the past five years near where Fisher died. Fox News, "Queen Elizabeth's doctor killed in cycling accident," 17 Aug. 2018 Several people, including board members, had expressed concern about potential conflict between e-bike riders, pedestrians, joggers and other cyclists. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "Parks Board allows e-bikes on five Seattle trails," 16 July 2018 Some of the cyclists will ride chase bikes equipped with cameras that will live stream the race on the walls of the race headquarters on Ludlow. Pia Peterson, New York Times, "Road Race of the Superwomen," 5 July 2018 The 52-year-old Pickett slammed into a pack of nine cyclists from behind on June 7, 2016, on a rural two-lane road in Cooper Township, about 140 miles west of Detroit. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Michigan man who drove into bicyclists, killing 5, sentenced," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of cyclist

1882, in the meaning defined above

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cy·​clist | \ ˈsī-kləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio) \

Kids Definition of cyclist

: a person who rides a bicycle

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