Major Taylor Journal: It takes a village to raise a cyclist
All cyclists benefit from mentorship. Author Kevin McNeill explains why having Black mentors helped him thrive in the sport.
"...my journey into the world of bike racing began in the mid-1970s when I was 14 years old and a fledgling track racer. Living in Brooklyn, I was fortunate to have the Kissena velodrome in Queens a short distance away. Most of my training then (and now) happened in Prospect Park, a closed 3.2-mile loop where almost all cyclist in our area did their workouts."