Black fraternity and sorority members in Knoxville discover love of cycling

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The USA Cycling national cycling teams are made up of cyclists who fell in love with riding, and that love had to start somewhere. There is a local group of Black fraternity and sorority members looking to spread the love of cycling to communities that traditionally haven’t discovered the sport.

Sydney Upton is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She gets pumped just talking about cycling. “I just love nature, just riding, the nature. It just relieves all stress you’ve had. It’s just so soothing.  It’s just going with the wind. It’s just great.” Upton recently joined a local club, D9 Cycling. It’s a group dedicated to training members of the Divine 9, the nine historically Black Greek-letter sororities and fraternities, on the world of cycling.

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