bicycle race

or bicycle racing

noun Sports.

Origin of bicycle race

First recorded in 1865–70

Definition for bicycle-racing (2 of 2)


[ sahy-kling ]
/ ˈsaɪ klɪŋ /


the act or sport of riding or traveling by bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
Also called bicycle race, bicycle racing. Sports. a race on lightweight bicycles with low handlebars, conducted for specified distances or against time on a dirt or board track or over public roads between cities.

Origin of cycling

First recorded in 1935–40; cycle + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019