Cliff Halsey - Inducted 2014

One of the first riders in the United States to bolt his shoes to the pedals of his bike, Harold Clifford Halsey was a pioneer. Halsey, a famous American cyclist, was a hit with the ladies,halsey-230x300 standing over six feet tall with long blonde hair. Nicknamed ‘The Admiral,’ Halsey finished 3rd in the 1971 Pan-American games. Known for his sprinting, Halsey turned pro in 1971. Halsey won several Madison races at VPCC during his career and placed in the 1977 International Sprint Tournament in T-town. Halsey was a 1963 New Jersey State Champion, a member of the U.S. Army Cycling Team, Director of Encino Velodrome and Cycling Competition Director for the 1984 Los Angeles Cycling program throughout his illustrious career. Halsey remained a fan favorite for years at Valley Preferred Cycling Center and was one of the first big name riders at the facility, he also was a pioneer of the sport and of the facility. Halsey passed away on Nov. 11, 2003, but his legacy at VPCC will live forever.

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