Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor
Black Cycling Pioneer
At the turn of the 19th century, Major Taylor won international acclaim as the fastest human being in the world -- the most admired, the most feared and the most hated bicycle racer of his time. He was a blindingly fast cyclist when the sport was the most popular in America and Europe.
Harlem native and Cycling Legend, Nelson Vails is road and track cyclist who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995. He represented the USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, where he won the silver medal in the 1000-meter Match Sprint, behind countryman Mark Gorski. Vails was the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal and he was also inducted into the US Bicycle Hall of Fame in 2009.
Justin & Corey Williams
Justin Williams entered competitive cycling at the age of 15 and immediately fell in love with track racing, surging onto the scene with 2 National Championship titles as a sprinter within two years of taking up the sport.