GoldSprints Expand on National Cycling Phenomenon

September 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
It began in Zurich, Switzerland during the 1999 Cycle Messenger World Championships. Popularized by legends like Major Taylor roller races were a vastly popular activity until the 1960's. It took messengers and other 'underground' bike subcultures to realize a revival. Modern configurations feature 2D and 3D visualization allowing anyone to be a rock star in front of a huge crowd of ecstatic friends

Get Sum organizers, Mike Dee and Hodari De Palm debuted the set up at 2005's Cycle Messenger World Championships in New York City and expanded to six American cities: NYC, Philly, DC, Boston, Baltimore, and now Las Vegas. With their superior equipment set-up and iconic status in NYC’s messenger scene they've evolved to showcase the first GoldSprints Series starting this Halloween in New York.

GoldSprints have the excitement, competition and community aspects of messenger style street racing without the potential for major injury or death. It can quickly and safely be organized in a party, party venue or on stage.

GoldSprints can be hired for events allowing urban athletes from all walks of life to get in on the excitement. Sponsorship is available for a wide range of opportunities from equipment, transportation to tournament prizes for participants. Sponsors getting in now will have and undeniable right to be considered authentic and original as the scene grows.

“The first time that I ever saw GoldSprints, it was the coolest thing ever. Everyone wanted to keep it going.” says Mike Dee, co-owner of Get Sum Entertainment and star of the messenger documentary Red Light Go. He is often citied as an authority on NYC messenger events and culture through: VH1’s can’t get a date and’s “Sex Advice” anthology under the Chronicle Books imprint. Sponsorship, as well as event inquiries from individuals and organizations should be directed to Mike Dee at: 646-413-4788 or