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Nelson Valis, The Cheetah-NYC Messenger Becomes First African American Olympic Cyclist. New Documentary

(photo by: Paul Rudman)

Nelson Valis, nicknamed, “The Cheetah,” was a former NYC messenger from Harlem who became an Olympic champion in cycling. He was the first African American to win a medal on the track in the summer games of 84. Nelson rode professionally from 1988-1995 and was inducted in the [...]

Father’s Day–Skyscraper Classic in Harlem

June 17th is Father’s Day and also the perfect time to take Dad to a 1st class cycling event in the heart of Harlem, NYC.

The the Harlem Skyscraper Classic

Learn more about this great event and others next weekend as well as a cyclist Father’s Day gift ideas from:

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Couple of events I forgot to mention.

Friday, June 19th…Although it might raining.

there is the bike ride with First Lady of New York State, Michelle Paterson.

“In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Discovery of the Hudson River we invite you to join First Lady Michelle Paterson on a bike ride from Battery Park to Harlem. The ride [...]

Come ride with NY State’s first lady.

Friday, June 19th, there will be bike ride from Battery park to Harlem.

This is a ride to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Dutch discovery of the Hudson River, and will begin with a brief explanation of the Dutch influence on NYC by a local historian.

Attending this bike ride will be New [...]

New Bike Shop in Harlem

There’s a new bike shop in town…uptown.

Modsquad Cycles 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd New York, NY 10026 (212) 865-5050

a message from the owners:

Harlem has a new bike shop located at 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (btwn 114th and 115th). Owned and operated by Harlem resident and bike enthusiast, Oye Carr. MODSquad [...]