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Our History

Excelsior M.C. was founded in 1975 by four courageous characters - Terry McNulty, David Talbot, Rich Dicurci and Wally Wallace. The four guys spent a leather weekend on Fire Island sponsored by Cycle M.C. with participants from around the world. Partnering with Empire City M.C. a draft constitution was established and the group name would soon be focused on the New York State motto, "Excelsior," which means "ever upward". 

The club members attended socials at members homes, held bar nights and traveled to many runs. Meetings were held under the guidance of the first president, David Talbot. The first fundraising project for which Excelsior M.C. was to raise money for some much needed painting at a village bar called Westbeach (later to be known as Badlands) at the foot of Christopher Street.


Other fund-raisers soon commenced, mostly held through bar nights at The Eagles Nest. The first out-of-town run Excelsior M.C. members participated in was the Vikings Run in New Hampshire, where they offered "Eye Openers." Soon the club had two new pledges, Dean Sanford and Brad Bradley, both of whom became very active in the club scene. Brad went on to become president of Excelsior and Dean became an active recruiter. That was almost 40 years ago and, as they say, "the rest is history." However, our club's history is still being written with continuing social functions, club runs, bar nights, and community fund-raising projects.

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