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Pro-Racing comes to Harlem, June 20th-Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, Pro cycling comes to Harlem for the 37th Annual Skyscrapper Classic.

Here is a press release:
Get out of the house of Father’s Day! Join other families and bike enthusiasts for a day of racing, games, prizes, music and food at the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic, presented by Rockstar Games.

In addition to the thrilling races, families can enjoy live performances by DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba! and hip-hop icons Biz Markie, Mister Cee, amongst other performers.

The annual bike race brings together amateurs and Olympians alike in a day of family entertainment and high-end cycling. World-class cyclists scheduled to compete include Olympic Champion Walter Perez of Argentina and four-time World Champion Franco Marvulli as they race for the $15,000 first prize on the 0.75 mile, perfect square racecourse. In addition, families can register to participate in the children and community races.

(photo by David August Trimble, from last year’s race.)

The late David Walker, an NYPD Community Affairs Officer, founded the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic with the purpose of inspiring children to ride bicycles for exercise; to introduce them to a healthy lifestyle; to provide a productive outlet to harness their energy; and to teach safety, responsibility, and sportsmanship. The present-day event pays homage to the classic American bike races of the Roaring Twenties that were rich with speed, money, and glamour.

Cyclists can register in advance to compete at bikereg.com Race day registration will be available onsite.

Rockstar Games Presents 37th Annual Harlem Cycling Classic. June 20 in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.
For further information, please visit: skyscraper-harlembikerace.com

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