Proposed features/bicycle sports

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bicycle sports
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Jojo4u
Tagging: cycling=*
Applies to:
Definition: Types of cycle sports as sport=* and as refinement for sport=cycling.
Drafted on: 2017-02-04





[W] Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles. This proposal introduces the key cycling=* which complements sport=cycling. The proposed values are track_cycling, mtb, pump_track, cycle_speedway, cyclo-cross. It also adds the values cycle_polo and cycle_ball to sport=* and new keys cycle_polo:type=*, bmx:type=*.


sport=cycling is a very general tag which does not reflect the variety of bicycle sports. The only other established bicycle sport related tag is sport=bmx.

The following [W] cycle sports have been omitted:

  • [W] Motor-paced_racing/[W] Keirin - type of track cycling, describing all types of track cycling is currently not in scope of the proposal.


See tagging.


For signed bicycle/mountain bike routes don't use sport=* but use route=bicycle/mtb.

As with sport=* in general, add to following tags to other features. Such features usually are leisure=stadium, leisure=track, leisure=pitch, club=sport, leisure=sports_centre and the proposed building=sports_hall.

Tag Type of sport Picture

+ cycling=track_cycling

[W] Track cycling. A racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes.
Manchester Velodrome 2011.jpg

+ cycling=mtb
+ mtb:type=*

[W] Mountain_biking. Further refinement by mtb:type=* (Proposed_features/mtb:type): crosscountry, allmountain, freeride, downhill, northshore, slopestyle, dirtjump, trial. Use route=mtb for routes.
MtnBiking SedonaMag.jpg

+ cycling=pump_track

[W] Pump track. A circuit of banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping" - creating momentum via up and down body moments. Can be ridden with mountain or bmx bikes.
Pumptrack Gerlingen DSC 7270.jpg

+ cycling=cycle_speedway

[W] Cycle speedway. Bicycle racing on short oval dirt tracks, usually outdoors, occasionally indoors, typically 70–90 metres long.
Cycle speedway gate.jpg

+ cycling=cyclo-cross

[W] Cyclo-cross. Bicycle racing consisting of many laps of a short (2.5–3.5 km or 1.5–2 mile) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount.
Cyclo doherty.jpg

+ cycle_polo:type=grass/hardcourt/indoor

[W] Cycle polo. Similar to traditional polo, except that bicycles are used instead of horses. Three variants are existing: Traditional on grass, Hardcourt Bike Polo and a variant played indoors in sport halls similar to cycle ball.
Bike Polo AUT-HUN.jpg
sport=cycle_ball [W] Cycle Ball. Similar to association football played on bicycles.
UCI Cycle Ball 2on1.jpg
sport=bmx (already established)

+ bmx:type=racing/freestyle

[W] BMX. Performed on BMX bikes, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX.
BMX racing action photo.jpg
BMX Park in Bartons Road - - 736672.jpg



[W] Bicycle trials where the rider attempts an obstacle course without setting foot on the ground. See discussion page for 'discussion'.
Trials court.jpg

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