Tag: Nelson Vails
The documentary Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story, will premiere in San Diego on Thursday night March 6th at the La Paloma in Encinitas. Nellie came on to chat about growing up in Harlem and becoming an Olympic silver medalist in the match sprint. You can purchase tickets for the premiere at www.nelsonvails.com.
Nelson Vails was the youngest of ten children and grew up in Harlem. Over time he evolved into The Cheetah, the very best bike messenger around. He risked life and limb to deliver packages in New York City and eventually became a Silver Medalist on the record breaking 1984 U.S. Olympic cycling team. What a story!