One of our phenomenal Board Members, Erika Cramer, was featured in Forbes!
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A pioneer of black cycling, Nelson Vails, "The Cheetah", became the first African-American to win an Olympic medal in cycling in 1984.
As a young adult, Vails took a job as a bike messenger, pedaling through the New York City’s congested concrete streets to deliver packages to customers. Eventually Vails' cycling took him to velodromes where he caught the attention of the United States National Team coaching staff.
Read more about his rise from bike messenger to Olympic medalist here. #blackhistorymonth #olympics
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Did you know? The U.S. military once had a bicycle unit, and it was comprised of African American soldiers - The 25th Infantry Fort Missoula Buffalo Soldiers or "Iron Riders".
Read more about their historic 1,900 mile test ride to St. Louis. #blackhistorymonth #ironriders
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To celebrate Black History Month, we will be sharing stories of historic black cyclists all throughout February. To kick things off, we are sharing the story of Marshall "Major" Taylor.
Marshall "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was the word’s first black sports superstar. He was world cycling champion in 1899, American sprint champion in 1900, and set numerous track cycling records. Nicknamed “Major” in his youth in Indianapolis, he was the second African-American world champion in any sport. In the Jim Crow era of strict racial segregation, Taylor had to fight prejudice just to get on the starting line. Some of Taylor's fellow racers refused to compete with him, while others resorted to intimidation, verbal insults, and threats to physically harm him.
To hear more of his story, check out this video from ESPN chronicling his first professional race:
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An important, thought provoking article for this MLK Jr. Day that points out truths many in the cycling world overlook. There are already many Black people who ride, but, "don’t always ride in a way that the cycling world recognizes".
Read the full article.
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