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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Power of Bicycles, a presentation by Dave Neiswander, sponsored by Paragon Sports


Event: The Power of Bicycles, a presentation by Dave Neiswander, sponsored by Paragon Sports
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Location: Connolly’s Bar & Restaurant, 121 West 45th St. (3rd fl.) (bet. 6th Ave. & Broadway)
6:00PM - dine, drink and schmooze
7:00PM – program
8:15PM - raffle

NYCC is honored to present Dave Neiswander, CEO of World Bicycle Relief (WBR), as our featured speaker. Dave will introduce this incredible life-changing “bike-centric” charity to our members, in this unique and special presentation. Here is an introduction to WBR directly from Dave.

“World Bicycle Relief (WBR) mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood. By building and distributing specially-designed, locally assembled, rugged Buffalo Bicycles to those who are challenged by distance in rural developing countries, we empower people to access the education, healthcare, and economic opportunities that can transform lives.

WBR was founded in 2005 by F.K. Day and Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. As a founder of SRAM and leader in bicycle product development, F.K. experience and knowledge offered a unique opportunity to problem-solve with other cycling industry leaders.  WBR has since built programs to provide over 390,000 specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs across Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. While the bicycles themselves help individuals conquer distance and increase their carrying capacity, WBR has also created new economic opportunities by training field mechanics and employing bike assemblers to support our local programs.”




Dave Neiswander, CEO, World Bicycle Relief

Dave joined World Bicycle Relief (WBR) in 2007 and was appointed CEO in January 2018 after serving as President and over 9 years as Africa Director of the organization. Based in Zambia for 6 years and South Africa for 3+ years, Dave helped to build the foundational elements of the organization including program design, partnership engagement, geographic expansion and the Buffalo Bicycle social enterprise strategy. Prior to joining WBR, Dave had a 15-year career in investment banking and was a Senior Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Washington, D.C.  Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

The Meeting is Sponsored by

One Store. Since 1908.

For sports enthusiasts around the world, Paragon Sports is considered the benchmark of quality for all types of sports equipment and clothing. Privately owned since 1908, we have taken pride in showcasing products from the brands you know and love as well as unique and exceptional brands that you may not be familiar with yet.

You will find everything you need (and more) in a unique "Specialty Shop" environment within our huge single store located at 18th Street and Broadway in New York City.

At Paragon Sports, we are committed to bringing you the most innovative and technologically advanced products in the sports and outdoor field. It is our mission to provide a unique and fulfilling shopping experience to every customer, every time, by setting the standard in customer service and quality product.

We thank you for visiting and hope you have a very pleasant shopping experience both online and in our store!


Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour

Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour will include the following beers for the entire duration of our meeting (6:00 - 9:00 PM) and will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $6.00 :

Bass Ale  ·  Sam Adams  ·  Connolly’s Red or Wheat  ·  Yuengling


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