Para cycling track will be practiced in a velodrome on an oval track. Para cyclists compete in an individual pursuit and time trial events of 200 meters to 4 kilometers. In time trial, Para cyclists race alone and from a specific departure point. In individual pursuit, two teams start at opposite ends of the track.
Para cycling got its start with athletes with visual impairment competing on tandem bikes. Currently, this sport also features Para athletes with physical impairment, cerebral palsy and amputations competing on bikes. This Para sport made its debut at the Mar del Plata 2003 Parapan American Games.