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.

General Information

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.

Upcoming Events

We don’t have any upcoming events at this time, but please check back and join us at one of our events in the future.

Training Resources

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.

Coaching Resources

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.

Additional Cycling Information

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.