After continued support and recognition on the professional circuit, the David Walker Memorial Race, the highlight of the festival for all cycling enthusiasts, has been awarded national status and is one of only four races nationwide named to the two national criterium – or short course – NCC and USA Crits racing calendars for 2012. Some of the world’s finest professional riders including two-time Tour de France stage winner Leo Van Bon of Holland will be taking part in what promises to be an outstanding sporting event. The race will be televised live on NYC Life TV, Channel 25 in New York City, and streamed live online – further details to follow.
Founded in 1973 by David Walker, a Community Affairs Officer with NYPD’s 25th Precinct, the Skyscraper was designed to attract children to a cycling safety program through the excitement of professional racing, and to offer amateur riders a chance to race in a beautiful urban setting. Mr. Walker’s vision continues with Bike New York’s Learn to Ride program, which will be available, at no charge, to children from 1:00 to 3:00PM during the amateur races. Additionally, a BMX stunt show will take place, including BMX racing instruction for children.
June 17, 2012
11AM – Registration opens for Kids, Amateur, Pro races
12PM – Kid’s sprints and lap races begin
1PM – BMX stunt show begins with performances throughout the day and BMX classes for children
1 – 3PM – Bike New York’s Learn to Ride program
1PM – Amateur races featuring various men’s and women’s categories and events
3:55PM – Call to line for pro racers
4PM – Skyscraper NCC and USA Crits event – David Walker Memorial Race