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The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, located in Davis, California, is a private 501c3 non-profit organization formed to preserve and promote the sport of cycling. The organization was founded in 1986 in Somerville, New Jersey and has inducted cyclists who have "achieved tremendous success in racing or have enhanced the sport" since 1987. It has operated a museum in Davis since 2009.

Location

The hall was formerly located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Hall announced in April 2009 that it would move to Davis. The grand opening of the new downtown Davis facility was on April 24, 2010. The hall of fame joined a collection of historic bicycles that were already located in Davis. Davis has an extensive bicycling infrastructure, culture and legacy. It replaced the 3rd and B teens center, which was a slightly controversial move among the teenage population of Davis, but many of its functions, such as dances, were moved to the Veteran's Memorial Center.

Museum

Historic bicycles at the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame
Historic bicycles at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California

The Hall of Fame is located on the top floor of the building and includes the bicycles of Major Taylor and Frank Louis Kramer as well as a championship sash and medals from Frank Kramer.

The main floor of the museum includes topical exhibits. In 2010, there was an exhibit about the Tour of California and a display about Greg LeMond.

The basement includes an extensive display of historic bicycles that includes Draisine and Velocipede models. The display also includes landmark bicycles from the 1950s through the present that illustrate the rapid recent evolution of the bicycle.

Inductees (Year of Induction)

Veteran Pre-1945 Competitor

  • Albert Crossley (2015)
  • George Mallory Hendee (2010)
  • William "Cecil" Yates (2007)
  • Victor Hopkins (2006)
  • William Spencer (2005)
  • Reggie McNamara (2004)
  • John S. Johnson (2003)
  • Mildred Kugler (2002)
  • Joseph G. Kopsky (2001)
  • Tillie Anderson (2000)
  • John "Jack" Weston Simes II (1999)
  • Burton Downing (1998)
  • Joseph Magnani (1998)
  • Frank Connell (1997)
  • John Sinibaldi (1997)
  • Norman Albert Hill (1996)
  • Marcus Latimer Hurley (1996)
  • Furman Kugler (1995)
  • Willie Honeman (1994)
  • Margaret Gast (1993)
  • Charles "Mile-A-Minute" Murphy (1991)
  • Freddie Spencer (1990)
  • Bobby Walthour, Sr. (1989)
  • Marshall "Major" Taylor (1989)
  • Arthur Zimmerman (1989)
  • Frank Louis Kramer (1988)
  • Alf Goullet (1988)

Veteran Road & Track Competitor (1970 & prior)

  • Jimmy Walthour, Jr. (2008)
  • Bobby Walthour, Jr. (2011)
  • Bob Parsons (2012)
  • Doris Travani-Mulligan (2013)
  • Charley Winter (2014)

Veteran Road & Track Competitor

  • Jerry Ash (2018)

Modern 1945-1975 Competitor

  • Tim Mountford (2017)
  • Richard Cortright (2009)
  • Nancy Burghart Haviland (2007)
  • Robert Pfarr (2006)
  • Oliver "Butch" Martin (2005)
  • John Vande Velde (2004)
  • Bob Tetzlaff (2003)
  • Steve Woznick (2003)
  • Skip Cutting (2002)
  • Victor Vincente of America (Michael Hiltner) (2001)
  • Francois Mertens (2000)
  • Mike Neel (2000)
  • George Lewis Mount (1997)
  • Arnie Uhrlass (1997)
  • Jack Simes III (1995)
  • Allen Charles Bell (1994)
  • Mary Jane Reoch (1994)
  • John Cotton Allis (1993)
  • Frank Peter Brilando (1993)
  • Doris Kopsky Muller (1992)
  • Jim Rossi (1992)
  • Ted Smith (1991)
  • Jack Heid (1989)
  • John Howard (1989)
  • Audrey McElmury (1989)
  • Art Longsjo (1988)
  • Jack Disney (1988)
  • Sheila Young-Ochowicz (1988)

Modern Post-1975 Competitor

  • Leigh Barczewski (2016)
  • Jacques Boyer (1998)
  • Connie Carpenter-Phinney (1990)
  • Janie Eickhoff (2015)
  • Jeanne Golay (2008)
  • Mark Gorski (1995)
  • Alexi Grewal (2004)
  • Andrew Hampsten (2001)
  • Erin Hartwell (2012)
  • Steve Hegg (2006)
  • Beth Heiden (2013)
  • Eric Heiden (1999)
  • Mari Holden (2016)
  • Ron Kiefel (2004)
  • Roy Knickman (2017)
  • Greg LeMond (1996)
  • Mike McCarthy (2010)
  • Leonard Harvey Nitz (1996)
  • Martin 'Marty' Wayne Nothstein (2011)
  • Sue Novara-Reber (1991)
  • Connie Paraskevin-Young (2003)
  • Davis Phinney (2001)
  • Ron Skarin (2005)
  • Dale Stetina (2007)
  • Wayne D. Stetina (1999)
  • Inga Thompson (2014)
  • Rebecca Twigg (2002)
  • Nelson Vails (2009)

Modern Road & Track Competitor

  • Jennie Reed (2018)

Contributor

  • Richard DeGarmo (2018)
  • Joe Saling (2017)
  • Robin Morton (2016)
  • Andy Taus (2015)
  • Jerry Casale Jr. (2014)
  • Vincent F. Menci (2013)
  • Tom Ritchey (2012)
  • Mike Sinyard (2011)
  • Dottie Saling (2010)
  • Phyllis Harmon (2009)
  • Clayton John (2009)
  • Mike Plant (2008)
  • Tom Schuler (2007)
  • William Lambart (2007)
  • Bernie Anderson (2007)
  • Ted Ernst (2006)
  • Michael Aisner (2005)
  • Pierre Lallement (2005)
  • Bill Woodul (2004)
  • Chris Carmichael (2003)
  • Arthur Greenberg (2002)
  • Fred DeLong (2001)
  • Dr. Paul Dudley White (2000)
  • Otto Wenz (1999)
  • David Chauner (1998)
  • Mike Fraysse (1998)
  • Jim Ochowicz (1997)
  • Charles E. Pratt (1997)
  • Eddie Borysewicz (1996)
  • John "Pop" Brennan (1996)
  • Frank Small (1995)
  • Keith Kingbay (1995)
  • Otto Eisele (1994)
  • Ernie Seubert (1994)
  • Fred Mengoni (1994)
  • Barbara George (1994)
  • Mary "Cappy" Capicchioni (1993)
  • John Chapman (1993)
  • Louis Maltese (1992)
  • Nancy Nelman Baranet (1992)
  • Al Toefield (1992)
  • Col. Albert Augustus Pope (1991)
  • Robert Rodale (1991)
  • Fred "Cappy" Capicchioni (1991)
  • Emile Fraysee (1990)
  • Mike Walden (1990)
  • Fred "Pop" Kugler (1987)

Mountain Biking

  • Steve Larsen (2016)
  • Ruthie Matthes (2011)
  • Juliana Furtado (2005)
  • John Tomac (2004)
  • Ned Overend (2001)
  • Jacquie Phelan (2000)
  • Joe Murray (1999)

BMX

  • Mike King (2013)
  • Gary Ellis (2010)
  • Cheri Elliott (2008)
  • David Clinton (2006)
  • Greg A. Hill (2005)
  • Perry Kramer (2004)
  • Toby Henderson (2000)
  • Stu Thomsen (1998)

Off-Road

  • Laurence Malone (2017)
  • Alison Dunlap (2015)
  • Sara Ballantyne (2014)
  • Susan Marie DeMattei (2012)

Off-Road Competitor

  • Eric Rupe (2018)

Special Recognition

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