Rockstar Games Presents the 38th Annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

Posted on April 13 2011, 2:40pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

We are very proud to once again sponsor the only professional cycling race in New York City - the 38th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic - which returns to Marcus Garvey Park (121st St and Fifth Ave) this Father's Day, June 19th. This landmark event marks a unique opportunity for professional, amateur, and children cyclists to converge on the streets of Harlem in a day-long celebration filled with competitive, high-speed racing, music, food, and family entertainment. The race will be televised live on NYC Life TV, Channel 25 in New York City and for those in attendance, members of Rockstar Games will again be on-hand with Rockstar-branded gear near the start and finish lines.

In addition to a rare look at world-class professional cyclists, the day-long cycling festival will also feature a "Bike Bonanza", where kids can improve their riding skills, get a free bike helmet, swap their bike for a better one, or register their bike through the New York Police Department. Bike New York is teaming with the Department of Transportation’s Education and Outreach division, DOT Bike Program, and Recycle-A-Bicycle to offer the program free to children of all ages.

The day’s events will kick off at 12:00 p.m. with the children’s races - chance for the youth of New York City to showcase their cycling talents in front of a roaring and supportive crowd on the streets of Harlem. A full card of amateurs will then take to the streets beginning at 1:30 p.m., followed by the main event featuring the elite men’s professionals at 4:00 p.m. – the only event in the greater New York City area to pit the best cycling has to offer against one another. The day’s events are a true celebration of all things cycling, bringing together the best of BMX, road racing, and fixed-gear racing in a festival that surpasses age, experience or gender.

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. - Harlem Cup Children's races: discover NYC’s future racing talent and Olympic prospects.
12:30 p.m. - BMX street and vertical stunts begin with performances throughout the day.
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Amateur races featuring various men’s and women’s categories and events.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - David Walker Memorial Pro Men's race, introducing the all-new, multi-race Omnium format and a high-speed Keirin race finale.
4:45 p.m. - Fixed-Gear race.

For more details on the event, be sure to visit their official site at

  • R* Aon April 14 2011, 5:08pmReplyFlag
    @1800-Tequila Awesome - see ya there.

    @kookenhaken Ha, sounds great - good on you! No plans at the mo to sell cycling gear but we'll let you know if we do.
    • kookenhakenon April 14 2011, 3:46pmReplyFlag
      brilliant. i'll be cycling from london to brighton on the very same day as part of the annual british heart foundations london to brighton cycle ride. makes me feel better about sitting on my arse playing games. looks like a lot of fun. so when is the rockstar team cycling jersey going to appear in the warehouse?
      • 1800-Tequilaon April 13 2011, 7:05pmReplyFlag
        I'll be there like I was last year but it's a 6 hour trip for me because I live in Syracuse, NY but i hope some people here on the newswire go it's really a special event! ( umm bring 'BIKES' back to the GTA series... lol )
        Anyways see you there R*
        • R* Yon April 13 2011, 4:55pmReplyFlag
          Thanks guys – we’re definitely looking forward to it too – should be a great time as always

          @IWIHooligan No announcement yet about a live stream, but stay tuned

          • IWIHooliganon April 13 2011, 4:05pmReplyFlag
            Sweeeeeeet! The race last year was excellent if I remember correctly Rockstar took it? Anyway last year there was a live stream. Will there be another live stream this year? I certainly hope so I'm a huge fan of this sport. Good luck guys ride your asses off! :)
            • chicagofarkeron April 13 2011, 3:58pmReplyFlag
              Awsome guys!!
              As a recreational/urban biker, I think that's great! Took my bike out for a spin yesterday !! can't wait to get out more as the weather permits! Have a great time. :)
              • LiL.A.Kingon April 13 2011, 3:56pmReplyFlag
                • Joker-64on April 13 2011, 3:37pmReplyFlag
                  I wish could be there. Enjoy!
                  • THEREALMANICon April 13 2011, 3:31pmReplyFlag
                    Sam's bike is pink well then HE's A PIMP!!!
                    • Marney-1on April 13 2011, 3:24pmReplyFlag
                      @R* I heard Sam Houser's bike is pink, is this true? If it is, why pink?
                      • Emanuel_Bergeron April 13 2011, 2:43pmReplyFlag
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