Charlie Issendorf - Race Director
Since 2004, I have promoted over 300 bicycle races in the New York City area as the Race Director for the Kissena Cycling Club. My goal is to provide competitive, safe and most importanly fun races for the next generation of cyclists.
I am always interested in organizing new races so if you are interested in having me organize a race for you or if you know of a great location for a race in the New York City area please email me
Click here to read a Wall Street Journal article I am qouted in.
Click here to read a New York Daily News article about the races I organize.
Click here to watch "Tuesday Night Special", a documentary about the Tuesday Night Race Series I organize at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field.
My Racing Bio
I began racing in 1978 at the age of eight. By the age of 14 I was a Category 2 cyclist. In 1987, at the age of 17, I won the Bear Mountain Regional Junior World Championship Qualifier and went on to compete at the Junior World Championship Selection Finals at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. That same year I was second at the Junior National Pursuit Championships. As a 19 year old Senior Category 1 cyclist, I won the televised Tour of the Adirondacks Stage Race. I competed with the U.S. National Team in Europe at the Tour of Greece and in South America at La Vuelta de Chile. I have raced across the United States and Canada competing in such prestigious races as the Tour of Texas (the final year it was an International Stage Race) and at Canada's Tour de Beauce. I am a three-time winner of the New York City CRCA Club Time Trial Championships and a two-time winner of the CRCA Team Time Trial Championships. In the Northeast I have won numerous "classics" including victories at the Chris Thater Memorial, Neslte Freehold Criterium, Oyster Bay Cycling Classic, New Britain Criterium, Great Neck Criterium and I am a two-time winner of the New York Spring Series - all in the Pro/Cat 1-2 division. During my racing career I had over 500 top ten finishes.
Click here to watch a video of me winning the 1989 Tour of the Adirondacks.