Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic Continues Rolling

06.22.09 Will Sherman


240 bicyclists raced the Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic yesterday, the city’s oldest continuous bicycle race, now in it’s 36th year and first without founder David Walker, a community affairs police officer who passed away last summer. The three-quarter-mile circuit around Marcus Garvey Park is nicknamed the Skinscraper for its frequent crashes, to which organizer John Eustice says, “Some of the local guys call it that, but you know what they need to do? They need to ride their bikes better.” |NYT|

Photos by SD