October/November 1999, p.21

Paul Sullivan 1955-1999

In late August the NYC cycling world lost a beloved figure when Paul Sullivan lost a long time battle with diabetes.

Paul may have been best known for directing the Five Boro Bike Tour for many years, but over the years he was involved in countless other projects and mass cycling events. Paul was also a dedicated leader and board member of the Five Boro Bicycle Club and a longtime American Youth Hostels member. He also served on numerous advisory panels dealing with cycling issues.

Paul's energetic love for cycling and cyclists inspired hundreds of people who knew him and worked with him.. His calm and sensible ways and gentle humor greatly benefited area cyclists. Annual cycling events using such water crossings as the Lincoln Tunnel, Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the Tappan Zee Bridge are examples of Paul's vision not being limited by our auto-centric world.

He will be sorely missed by the New York City cycling community.

Paul at the opening of the Rockaway-Gateway Greenway in June 1998