History of the Hall of Fame

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame was founded in 1986 in Somerville NJ, home of the oldest bicycle race in the United States: The Tour of Somerville. The Tour’s founder, Pop Kugler was the first inductee into the Hall of Fame.

A New Beginning

In 2008, The Hall of Fame embarked on a search for a new location that would be capable of honoring over 130 inductees and displaying its extensive collection of historic artifacts spanning over 100 years of American cycling history.

After a nationwide competition, Davis, CA was chosen as the new home for the Hall of Fame and its Museum. Davis is renowned for it’s commitment to cycling and recognized as a “Platinum” Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame now occupies an 8,000 square foot building in Central Park in downtown Davis. Its collection includes a vast array of bicycles, photographs, awards, posters, periodicals and racing apparel from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.