NC college to offer cycling degree


According to a report in, it will be the only college in the U.S. to offer a degree in the sport.

College president Dr. Barry M. Buxton told the publication the new program will "prepare our graduates to assume positions of leadership in the business world of bicycling."

That includes such fields as team management, bicycle design, coaching, education, urban design, training, retail, planning, event promotion, marketing and more.

The Lees-McRae College cycling team won its first national title in 2003, and in the past seven years, it has won ten team national championships.

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