Kittie Knox Challenge

Virtually ride from Boston to New Jersey to commemorate a cycling icon and raise money for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in cycling.

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Riding Together Towards a More Inclusive Future

This free-to-enter challenge is meant to honor a cycling icon, shed light on the issues that persist in the cycling community, and raise money for those actively working to address them. Recreate Kittie's defiant journey and ride with the broader cycling community as we reflect on where we stand and how we are going to progress to make a more inclusive future for the sport.

From Feb. 8th - Feb. 28th, sync your rides and move your dot from Boston to Asbury Park and follow along with features, conversations and information to bring attention to how USA Cycling and it's community can build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive cycling community. 

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Kittie Knox Challenge Overivew



Who: Absolutely ANYONE and EVERYONE. Share the invitation!

What: A virtual challenge that sends riders on an almost 300 mile journey from Feb 8th - Feb 28th paying homage to Kittie Knox, an inspired Black cyclist from the late 1800's who led the fight for a brighter future for cycling. Follow your progress as we bring attention to the life of Kittie Knox and the issues that she fought for that still persist today, while also raising money to help increase diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling.

Why: Get active and ride with others towards a more inclusive and enjoyable future for cycling.

When: Challenge runs from Feb 8th to Feb 28th, 2021.

How to Participate: Just connect a device, sign up and start riding! Register here.

Details: This free-to-enter challenge is all about getting miles on your bike from Feb. 8-28th in honor of Kittie Knox and to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in cycling. Challenge yourself to ride virtually from Boston to New Jersey to commemorate a cycling icon in USA Cycling's inaugural 2021 Kittie Knox Challenge.

While the challenge is meant to get miles on your bike, it also aims to raise awareness (and money!) for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in cycling.

As the challenge moves along, track your progress along the historic route, follow along with exclusive stage content presented by members of the USA Cycling community and consider a tax-deductible donation to USA Cycling's DEI Fund.

Kittie Knox Challenge Overivew



Who: Absolutely ANYONE and EVERYONE. Share the invitation!

What: A virtual challenge that sends riders on an almost 300 mile journey from Feb 8th - Feb 28th paying homage to Kittie Knox, an inspired Black cyclist from the late 1800's who led the fight for a brighter future for cycling. Follow your progress as we bring attention to the life of Kittie Knox and the issues that she fought for that still persist today, while also raising money to help increase diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling.

Why: Get active and ride with others towards a more inclusive and enjoyable future for cycling.

When: Challenge runs from Feb 8th to Feb 28th, 2021.

How to Participate: Just connect a device, sign up and start riding! Register here.

Details: This free-to-enter challenge is all about getting miles on your bike from Feb. 8-28th in honor of Kittie Knox and to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in cycling. Challenge yourself to ride virtually from Boston to New Jersey to commemorate a cycling icon in USA Cycling's inaugural 2021 Kittie Knox Challenge.

While the challenge is meant to get miles on your bike, it also aims to raise awareness (and money!) for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in cycling.

As the challenge moves along, track your progress along the historic route, follow along with exclusive stage content presented by members of the USA Cycling community and consider a tax-deductible donation to USA Cycling's DEI Fund.

We Champion

Inclusion
All donations and proceeds from this virtual challenge go directly to USA Cycling's DEI Fund, which aims to support those working intentionally to foster diverse, equitable and inclusive cycling communities.

Funding More Equitable Communities

The DEI Fund exists to fund groups, organizations, and programs that champion diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the cycling community. Launched in 2020, it aims to distribute $100,000 to empower those that are empowering others.
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Striving for Equity

Learn more about what USA Cycling has, is and will be doing to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling by checking out the links below.

Kittie Knox Challenge FAQs

  • How Do I Participate?

    Just click here!

  • Does this challenge cost money to participate in?

    This challenge is free but there is a recommended $20 donation that goes directly to support USA Cycling's DEI Fund, which helps extend the reach and impact of work currently being done to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling.

  • How does this challenge work?

    Using FitRankings, we sync and track your bike activities to keep track of your overall elevation gain over the challenge timeframe. The goal is to climb as much as you can! To keep you motivated, we have split the first 18,000' of climbing across three iconic climbs country-wide.

  • What happens if my activities don't sync?

    Check on your FitRankings account to see if your device is properly synced. As with any platform that accommodates many different technologies, there are potential issues that can occur but please reach out to us at eventservices@usacycling.org if you cannot remedy your issue and we will try to help.