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November 16, 2021

February 2021 “Health and Fitness” Business Specific Grant Awarded to Harlem Cycle

Harlem Cycle

Woman Entrepreneur:
Tammeca Rochester

Congratulations to Tammeca Rochester, Founder of Harlem Cycle for being the WomensNet $5,000 February Business Specific Grant recipient in the category of “Health and Fitness.”

Tammeca founded Harlem Cycle in 2016 with the goal of bringing greater health to the residents of Harlem. Harlem Cycle is the first and only indoor cycling studio.

As she told us, “Growing up in Atlanta, I dreamed of coming to New York City and most of all coming to Harlem. Harlem, to me, represented culture, arts, and music. I dreamed about walking down the street and running into the legendary Maya Angelou, rubbing the ‘Tree of Hope’ at the Apollo Theater and listening to live Jazz at any of the famous clubs. Although, once I got here, I realized that despite all the arts and culture in Harlem, there was still one thing missing and that was the ability for Harlem residents to take care of their health.”

With the Business Specific Grant, Rochester will be able to fund further development of Harlem Cycle’s online fitness catalog. She will be able to fund marketing efforts as well. We hope she continues to grow her brand.

Reminder that the category for the $5,000 Business Specific Grant in March is “Restaurants and Food”.

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