The 38th Annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Is Fast Approaching, Sunday June 19th - Check Out Updated Schedule of Events & Webcast Info

Posted on June 7 2011, 11:03am | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Rockstar


Just around the bend, a week from this Sunday, will be the 38th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic held at Marcus Garvey Park up in Harlem USA (121st Street and Fifth Ave) on Father's Day, June 19th, 2011. We cycling enthusiasts here at Rockstar are getting pumped and preparing for what we hope will be another great Sunday in the park for one and all on this, our third consecutive time proudly sponsoring the event.

Today, we've just launched our 2011 event page detailing all of the information about this year's Classic - which has been reformatted to preview the new Olympic track racing format, the Omnium - a difficult and fast paced racing style that was invented and popularized right here in our hometown of New York City. Incorporated to attract the casual spectator, the new format showcases the speed and skill of the riders, with a series of races that are all held on the same day.

As always, the event offers a great time for both serious cycling fans - with a rare chance to watch world-class professional cyclists like Franco Marvulli, Christian Grasmann and Leif Lampater in action - and for families looking to spend a great day in the park with activities like the "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 - a chance for kids to ride and race in front of a cheering crowd on the streets of NYC. A full card of adult amateurs (men and women) 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 world-renowned cyclists 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 is unrestricted by age, experience or gender.

Race coverage begins on Sunday, June 19th at 4:00 pm [ET], and will broadcast streaming live online at, and on NYC Live TV, Channel 25 in New York City.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm Shimano Youth Cup (12 and Under), & Harlem Cup Kids Races (13-17), Olympic Day Celebration
12:30pm BMX street and vertical stunts begin with performances throughout the day.
1:30pm Cat 4 Men Points race
2:15pm Cat 2/3 Men Points race
3:00pm Women Pro 1/2/3 Points race
4:00pm Pro/1 Men's Invitational Omnium Round 1: Points Race
4:45pm Fixed Gear Race 9 laps
5:00pm Harlem Cup Kid's Final Race
5:10pm Pro/1 Men Invitational Omnium Round 2: Elimination
6:00pm Keirin Exhibition Race

Rockstar Games Presents the 38th Annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

  • lucky77son June 8 2011, 4:07amReplyFlag
    Maybe a DLC for GTA IV? You add the bikes, and organize the 1st Annual Holland Cycling Classic in multiplayer :D
    • shaunbyoungon June 7 2011, 8:22pmReplyFlag
      I'm horrible at riding bikes, but hell yes. Great event.
      • R* Yon June 7 2011, 5:58pmReplyFlag
        @kookenhaken Bit early to tell what the weather is going to be like, but we'll know more in a few days
        • therealtreefittyon June 7 2011, 4:59pmReplyFlag
          Still want to see the Housers in this. :D
          • kookenhakenon June 7 2011, 4:44pmReplyFlag
            how's the weather looking over there? hope it's not gonna rain
            • R* Yon June 7 2011, 4:22pmReplyFlag
              @Loco-Giganoto @IWIHooligan Cheers guys, glad you're looking forward to the races
              • Loco-Giganotoon June 7 2011, 3:38pmReplyFlag
                Looks like a great line-up of events. Hopefully the weather will be nice for the day, and I hope you guys have a good time!

                Remember to replenish thoughs electrolytes with ELECTROLYTE® Extreme Sports Drink!
                "Push your body to the extreme - then drink it back to health" - GTA IV, LOL joke :)
                • IWIHooliganon June 7 2011, 2:54pmReplyFlag
                  w0000t!! I'm so glad there is a Live Stream again! I watched the last Harlem SCC from beginning to end and enjoyed every second of it! Good luck to all of the riders and respect for one of the greatest sports out there!
                  • R* Yon June 7 2011, 2:12pmReplyFlag
                    @scareface1970 Ha, well be sure to join us for the live stream during the event right here on

                    @LiL.A.King Thanks!
                    • scareface1970on June 7 2011, 1:14pmReplyFlag
                      The 38th Annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic.
                      It is too far for me dudes (LOL) but I'd like me fun to experience quite a big event like this.

                      HAVE FUN THERE ***Rockstar***

                      • LiL.A.Kingon June 7 2011, 12:35pmReplyFlag
                        Nice Event!! Cheers! :)
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