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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 [...]

Can this be true…a velodrome in Greenpoint

Check out this article in the Greenpoint Gazette:

A Velodrome for Greenpoint? Nov 27, 2010 by McCarton Ackerman

North Brooklyn has become synonymous with bike riding in recent years, but a new plan for a velodrome in Greenpoint would bring the cycling craze to a whole other level.

Utilizing a $7 million design [...]