USA Cycling CEO against Arkansas boycott, says it would be ‘ceremonial’

USA Cycling CEO against Arkansas boycott, says it would be ‘ceremonial’



This weekend, the state of Arkansas will host the first UCI-sanctioned mountain bike race since last March with the first round of the OZ Trails Pro Cup p/b Experience Fayetteville which has races for junior and elite men and women. The joy of finally having a top-level race after a year of cancellations because of the COVID-19 pandemic has, however, been muted by the Arkansas legislature’s recent anti-transgender laws that many see as an attack on the LGBTQ community.

In March, Arkansas governor Ava Hutchinson signed a law banning trans girls and women from participating in school sports according to their gender identity. The law is similar to those passed in Tennessee and Mississippi, one contested by the American Civil Liberties Union in Idaho and others that are under consideration in dozens of states.





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