|Harold Goldstein is one of the most prolific ride leaders in the
club. A native of Brooklyn who moved to the area in 1974, he is a long
time bike rider. Also an active caver and rock climber, Harold taught
civil engineering at the University of the District of Columbia for over 20
years. He loves to travel, having spent many summers roaming through
developing countries, once spending a year on the road, mostly in Africa and
Asia. He also did the Cycle Across Maryland ride for its first 11 years.
As a co-leader, for some 8 years, of the Bud Bike Friday ride out of Buddy
Attick Park, you can count on seeing Harold on almost any Friday of the year,
and on many impromptu Tuesday rides too. This is just one of a series of
rides he has led since becoming a member of Potomac Pedalers in 1989. It was
Jerry Leight who corralled Harold into leading rides. In 1990, he took over the
Wednesday night A/B Poolesville Flyer that became a club staple through the
Harold has also been responsible for organizing the Black Hill picnic ride
since the mid-90's. We just enjoyed this ride in June. He also
organized the 1999 club century with George Haas and the 2000 version with
Barbara Good. These were the first 'ice cream and music' centuries and more
than doubled previous ridership.
Harold urges YOU to lead a ride! Contact your ride coordinator to see how easy
it is. And he suggests that if you already are a ride leader, you urge riders
on your rides to lead one in the future.