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New on the JustGoBike Podcast! Episode 214: Meet Olympian Medalist Nelson Vails, Retired Road and Track Cyclist

  • 12 August, 2022
  • Andrea Parrott

On this episode meet 1984 Silver Medalist in the Summer Olympics, Nelson Vails. AKA Nelly and the Cheetah. Nelly is the 1st African American to medal in cycling. He has also been 2005 inducted into the Lehigh Valley Velodrome Cycling Hall of Fame as well as the US Bicycle Hall of Fame. He was back in Iowa for another RAGBRAI and we were lucky to get to spend some time with Nelly throughout the week. Check out his RAGBRAI recap video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_byhDJtPk
He agreed to come on the podcast to talk about his life…past, present and future, and also to provide a few fun tips for recreational riders.
Nelson Vails YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwxueCpnU16WlpqeEkJ3W-g

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