Archive for February, 2017

Broadway Bicycle is HIRING!

Posted on February 18th, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

About Broadway: We’re a collectively run and locally owned bicycle shop that has been in operation since 1972. A subset of workers own and democratically manage the business. As a full-service bike shop, we both repair and sell new and used bikes. Our tools and space are also made available for rent, so folks can […]

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The Cheetah

Posted on February 15th, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

Nelson Vails is iconic in not one, but TWO worlds of cycling. In 1984 he became the first African-American to win an Olympic medal for cycling, winning the silver for the sprint He was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Velodrome Cycling Hall of Fame in 2005 and to the US Bicycle Hall of Fame in […]

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Tour Blazers

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

In 1928, five New Yorkers, Marylou Jackson, Velma Jackson, Ethyl Miller, Leolya Nelson and Constance White, biked from NYC to Washington D.C., over 250 miles in 3 days. When asked why, the riders replied “[for] the love of the great-out-of-doors.” Cycling in the 1920s was mainly viewed as an activity for young white males, an […]

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Neffati a la Tour de France

Posted on February 5th, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

In 1913 Ali Neffati became the first Black rider in the Tour de France. At age 18, he was and is the youngest participant to ever compete. Neffati hailed from Tunisia and was iconic for wearing a fez instead of the traditional cap. Although he was not able to complete the tour, he was one […]

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Celebrating Black History Month – Major Taylor

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

We’re kicking of Black History Month at Broadway Bikes with the legendary Marshall “Major” Taylor. Major Taylor, born in 1878, was the first African-American cyclist to achieve the level of world champion (achieving this in 1899) after setting numerous world records and only the second black man to win a world championship in any sport, […]

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We’re HIRING!

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School

About Broadway: We’re a collectively run and locally owned bicycle shop that has been in operation since 1972. A subset of workers own and democratically manage the business. As a full-service bike shop, we both repair and sell new and used bikes. Our tools and space are also made available for rent, so folks can […]

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