cy·​clist | \ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst \

Definition of cyclist 

: one who rides a cycle

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In 2016, 840 cyclists died in accidents involving motor vehicles, the most since 1991, according to NHTSA. Alan Levin,, "Bicyclists' injury risk seen doubled if they lack latest helmets," 28 June 2018 In 2016, 840 cyclists died in accidents involving motor vehicles, the most since 1991, according to NHTSA. Alan Levin,, "Bicyclists’ Injury Risk Could Be Doubled If They Lack Latest Helmets," 26 June 2018 After their workout, cyclists receive an email summarizing their performance. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An indoor cycling studio with high-intensity workouts, separate weightlifting area is coming to Shorewood," 26 June 2018 The other cyclist, 32-year-old S.J. Brooks, wasn’t so lucky; after turning away from Sederbaum, the cat pounced on, killed, and dragged Brooks into the woods. National Geographic, "Cougar That Killed Cyclist Was Underweight, Likely Desperate," 21 May 2018 Advanced registration for the event is open through June 21, with discounts available if cyclists register by June 4. Michelle Mullins, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin News Digest: Mayor's walking challenge, Lord portraits, Fox Trot," 18 May 2018 White Hill At about 15 miles into the ride is the biggest challenge: The mile-long climb over White Hill, west of Fairfax — another spot that the railroad burrowed beneath that cyclists must now climb over. Brian Coyne, San Francisco Chronicle, "Biking along Marin’s old North Pacific Coast Railroad," 17 May 2018 Meanwhile up north in Zion, cyclists associated with Zion Cyclery were doing their annual clean-up of Beulah Park Nature Area in that city. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "People across Lake County turn out for Earth Day and rare warm day," 22 Apr. 2018 About this film: Scottish cyclist David Millar narrates his story of returning to prominence after a doping scandal banned him from the sport for two years., "What sports films are there to see at the Cleveland International Film Festival 2018?," 2 Apr. 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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