United States Bicycling Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony.
The 33rd Annual U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame's Induction Ceremony, Dinner, and Silent Auction was held on Saturday November 2nd, 2019 in Davis, California at the Activities and Recreation Center at U.C. Davis.
Past Hall of Famers, Olympians, World Champions, other Elite Cyclists and members of the public gathered to honor 2019 Inductees Karen Bliss (Modern Road & Track Competitor), Sean Petty (Contributor to the Sport), and George Banker (Veteran Road & Track Competitor).
In addition, Reporter and author Michael Kranish was featured as the keynote speaker. Kranish is the author of the new book The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s First Black Sports Hero which tells the story Marshall “Major” Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world’s fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era. Taylor was inducted into the Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1989.
With the Class of 2019, there are now a total of 161 Inductees in the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.