CIIC Hero White 1130x600
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

USA Cycling Welcomes a Diverse Range of Speakers to Headline the Inaugural Inclusion Conference and Opens Registration

The Inclusion Conference Slated for Sept. 10 and 11 to Cover Topics and Seminars Ranging from The State of DEI in Cycling to Implicit Bias Training and More.

With the guidance and support of inclusivity experts, industry partners, athletes, and sport advocates, USA Cycling will host the first-ever Cycling Inclusion Conference on Sept 10 and 11 at the USAC headquarters in Colorado Springs, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options.

The Conference will focus on four key underrepresented communities in cycling - BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Women, and Disabled Athletes. With the guidance and support of USA Cycling’s DEI Task Force and members of the four key underrepresented communities, USA Cycling has set the agenda, panel topics, and list of speakers. The target audience for the conference is cycling industry representatives with a view to educate and inform and to establish strategic collaborations designed to increase inclusion in the sport moving forward.

With the target audience in mind, the conference will feature speakers and panels covering a range of critical topics including:

  • The State of DEI in Cycling

  • Implicit Bias Training

  • Cycling and Social Responsibility

  • Unpacking Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status

  • Leveraging Research and Data to Increase Your DEI Impact

  • Allyship in Action

  • Reframing Disability: Maximizing Inclusion

  • Effective Engagement with Diverse and Underrepresented Communities

  • Future of DEI

  • and more

“We are truly impressed with how many individuals, brands, and groups proactively reached out to us and agreed to participate,” said USA Cycling president and CEO, Rob DeMartini. “ With guidance from USA Cycling’s DEI Task Force, The Inclusion Playbook and members of the four underrepresented communities, the Conference agenda includes a broad range of speakers and panelists who are sure to collectively cultivate challenging and honest conversations about the current state of the sport and what must happen to move the sport forward toward a more inclusive future. This is the beginning of what we hope will become an annual conversation and source of industry accountability.”

Attendance to the conference will be offered both in-person and virtually. For those attending in person, all COVID protocols will be followed and a mask must be worn at all times inside. To register to attend in person, please visit our in-person registration page. Registration for virtual attendees can be found here. The Conference agenda and list of speakers can be found here.

Currently, the Conference is brought to you with the generous financial support from PeopleForBikes, Canyon, Allied Cycle Works, Trek, SRAM, Vittoria, Hyperice, and Strava. Canyon donated an Endurance CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 for the raffle, open to all. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to offset the costs of the conference. The raffle will open on Thursday, Aug., 26.