76 women and 69 men made it to the starting line of the USA Cycling National Championships, traveling at speeds usually only reached in a motorized vehicle.
It was day two in the USA Cycling Championship, with Paracyclers competing in the road race."On tandem it's just like any other team sport.
On Saturday, cyclists pedaled over 19 miles around the VW plant on Volkswagen Drive, all in effort to earn a spot at the World National Cycling Championship in Richmond.
"Cycling in general improves your health, your fitness but really it improves your morale and we have a lot of athletes who had to overcome physical challenges and cycling is a way for them to do that," said Ian Lawless, Paraolympics.
The City of Chattanooga will close several roads in the area over the holiday weekend as the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road, Time Trial, Para-cycling National Championships visit the city for the third time.