The city of Davis broke away from a pack of cities Friday to be named the new home of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
“I’m ecstatic,” said City Councilman Stephen Souza, echoing comments from others in the bike-crazy city of 64,000 residents.
The joy wasn’t limited to Davis, however.
“I’m so excited I can hardly stand it,” said Cheri Elliott of El Dorado Hills, a BMX biking Hall of Famer. “It’s huge.”
Canton, Ohio, has the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Cooperstown, N.Y., hosts baseball’s immortals. And now, Davis, often called the “bicycle capital of the United States,” will have its own artifact-filled museum where star athletes will be inducted each year.