July 6, 2022

Coles-Lyster, Rodriguez take titles in Harlem Skyscraper Classic – Gallery

  Men’s podium: 2nd place Danny Estevez (Best Buddies Racing) 1st place Alfredo Rodriquez (Best Buddies Racing), 3rd place Clever Martinez (Miami Blazers) (Image credit: Marco Quezada/marcoquezada.com) US Crit National Champ, Kendall Ryan (L39ION of Los Angeles} cases the competition at the start line (Image credit: Marco Quezada/marcoquezada.com) Image 1 of 27 The media assemble […]
July 6, 2022

How Harlem became a hotbed for cycling

The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic is an iconic New York City event which boasts a uniquely uptown twist. Started by David Walker, a New York City Police Community Affairs Officer in Harlem’s 28th Precinct, in 1973, it began as his effort to provide an outlet to the young men and women of a beleaguered and […]
July 6, 2022

The Harlem Skyscraper Classic Will Celebrate Its 50th Edition

Founded in 1973, the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic—a.k.a. Harlem Crit—is the oldest criterium in New York City. Its 50th edition—on Juneteenth (Sunday, June 19)—sees the streets surrounding Marcus Garvey Park closed to traffic for a full day of bike racing and community events. The criterium-style race draws the city’s cycling community together like no other […]
  • David Walker
    Founder - 1973
  • Richard Cox
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