Harlem's 35th Annual Skyscraper Cycling Classic, presented by Rock Racing and Saab, will become the proving ground for the city's bicycle messengers with the addition of a four-rider "package pass" team relay on a specially modified course. The messengers will get the prime time slot at 3:30pm, just before the start of the professional men's race at 4:10.
Held on Sunday, June 15 at Marcus Garvey Park in New York City, the race will offer up a generous prize list of $1,000 as well as a track frame by Affinity Cycles. Squid, the iconic New York City messenger and owner of Cyclehawks Messengers stated, "This is a great opportunity for messengers to show their positive impact on the city and to get a chance to share the stage with the pros."
The race will also be shown live on WCSN television, as well as online at wcsn.com.
The Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic boasts a rich and respected history. Founded in 1973 by David A. Walker, a former Community Affairs Officer for the New York City Police Department, the event has always mixed community service with high-level professional racing. Over the past 35-years, Mr. Walker has given away hundreds of bicycles to winners of the children's races that traditionally kick off the day's activities at 12:00 noon.
For more information on all of the day's activities, please go to www.harlemrocks.com