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 an interview I did with www.nyvelocity.com

 

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.

More Pictures!

1992 Oyster Bay Criterium

1992 Oyster Bay Criterium

Winning the Oyster Bay Criterium.

1987 Bear Mountain Road Race

1987 Bear Mountain Road Race

Winning the 1987 Junior World Championship Qualifying Race at Bear Mountain in a solo breakaway.

1993 NYC Spring Series

1993 NYC Spring Series

Winning a Spring Series race in Prospect Park.

1989 Tour of the Adirondacks

1989 Tour of the Adirondacks

Winning the final stage and overall title at Tour of the Adirondacks in a solo breakaway.

1985 Super Lube Classic

1985 Super Lube Classic

Winning the Super Lube Classic.

1985 Glen Cove Criterium

1985 Glen Cove Criterium

Winning the Glen Cove Criterium.

1993 Spring Series

1993 Spring Series

Winning the final race and overall title at the Spring Series.

1988 Empire State Games

1988 Empire State Games

Receiving the Gold Medal for winning the Empire State Games criterium.

1990 Tulip Festival Criterium

1990 Tulip Festival Criterium

Winning the Tulip Festival Criterium in a solo breakaway.

1985 Glen Cove Criterium

1985 Glen Cove Criterium

Getting interviewed after winning the Glen Cove Criterium.

CRCA Time Trial Champion

CRCA Time Trial Champion

1998 CRCA Time Trial Champion. 4 laps in Central Park, 40KM, in 53:39.

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper clipping from my win at the Oyster Bay Criterium.

1987 NY Junior TT Champion

1987 NY Junior TT Champion

20KM in 28:16. No TT bike, no disk wheels, no aero bars, no aero helmet and a junior gear restriction of 49x14.

1989 Vuelta de Chile

1989 Vuelta de Chile

Racing with the U.S. National Team at the Vuelta de Chile. I'm at the front in the stars-and-stripes.

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper clipping from my 3rd place finish at the 100 mile Vero Beach Classic in Florida.

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper clipping from my 2nd place finish at the Ocala Criterium in Florida.

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper clipping from my win at the Tour of the Adirondacks.

Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper Clipping

Leading the breakaway at the Danbury Criterium.

1990 Tour of Texas Stage Race

1990 Tour of Texas Stage Race

Racing in the 1990 Tour of Texas.

1988 Racing

1988 Racing

Racing with the Somec-Stuyvesant Bicycle Team.

1988 Olympic Trials

1988 Olympic Trials

Getting ready to start the points race at the 1988 Olympic Trials in Houston, Texas.

2002 Wall Street Classic

2002 Wall Street Classic

Racing to 3rd place at the Wall Street Classic.

2002 Wall Street Classic

2002 Wall Street Classic

On the podium (far right) in 3rd place at the Wall Street Classic.

1979 Enfield Criterium

1979 Enfield Criterium

Posing after I won the Enfield Criterium at the age of 9.

LUCARELLI & CASTALDI CUP - CASTELLI SERIES - TUESDAY NIGHT RACE SERIES