Cycling requires good physical condition, endurance, and tactics. Special Olympics competition events consist of time trials and road race events in different distances. Every athlete riding his/her bike strives to ride the fastest possible time and arrive at the finish line first.
Cycling is a fall sport where athletes train and compete from March through October.
The Cycling Fact Sheet provides general information on a sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.
The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for cycling shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Cycling Rules.
Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.
Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition.
Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for cycling training and competition.
If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.