Lees-McRae College is home to the 10 time National Championship USA Cycling Team. With over 60 student cyclists and a devoted Cycling Advisory Council, Lees-McRae College provides students the opportunity to enhance their chosen field of study with a unique program while gaining knowledge in the art and science of the cycling industry. This minor supports the knowledge and skills of competitive cyclists and enthusiasts, and prepares future generations of cycling professionals. Lees-McRae is committed to all aspects of the cycling world. The Cycling minor is designed to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in the cycling industry and serves as an excellent complement to other degree programs.


Sample Cycling Courses

Cycling Infrastructure & Course Design
Business and Economics of Sports
Integrating Marketing and Communications
Internship I, II
Officiating for Cycling
Physiology of Exercise
Principles of Cycling

See full minor requirements in the College Catalog

Career Opportunities

Through unique partnerships with companies such as Specialized Cycling, InterBike, SidiAmerica, DeFeet and more students gain practical experience in the business of cycling. Guest lectures have also included notable cycling icons such as Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France.

  • Bicycle Service Technician
  • Bicycling Gear and Equipment Production and Design
  • Bicycle Racing, Training and Event Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Recreation Management
  • Retail Management


Ted Silver, BSPH, JD
Instructor of Cycling Minor