The Historical Renaissance Ride

“That Classic Cultural Metropolitan Vibe”

The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride Experience

The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride is a signature experience celebrating bike advocacy and the cultural and historic heritage of America’s great urban cities. A passion project for the three partners who serve as visionaries and volunteers for the organization and it's experiences.

  Hassan Abdus-Sabur  @ hasmalik30   Community Advocate. Change-Maker. Social Entrepreneur. Father.   Hassan Abdus-Sabur is co-founder of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride. A 4th Generation Newarker, Hassan has always been politically and socially active in his community. Taking on a new role as Community Engagement Specialist for the Newark Public Schools Expanded Learning Time department, he has become more invested in Newark and seeing it make a positive change.  He has worked extensively on political campaigns, organized youth groups and helped start/launch several grassroots organizations. Hassan serves as a Commissioner on the Newark Parking Authority and is Chairman of it's Development Committee.  Also serving at the NHRR official route historian, Hassan is a frequent fixture at Newark Public Library and the New Jersey Historical Society researching the rich History of his much loved hometown of Newark in preparation of presentation of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride experience.

Hassan Abdus-Sabur  @hasmalik30

Community Advocate. Change-Maker. Social Entrepreneur. Father.

Hassan Abdus-Sabur is co-founder of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride. A 4th Generation Newarker, Hassan has always been politically and socially active in his community. Taking on a new role as Community Engagement Specialist for the Newark Public Schools Expanded Learning Time department, he has become more invested in Newark and seeing it make a positive change.

He has worked extensively on political campaigns, organized youth groups and helped start/launch several grassroots organizations. Hassan serves as a Commissioner on the Newark Parking Authority and is Chairman of it's Development Committee.

Also serving at the NHRR official route historian, Hassan is a frequent fixture at Newark Public Library and the New Jersey Historical Society researching the rich History of his much loved hometown of Newark in preparation of presentation of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride experience.

  Paul Chinnery   @pchinneryphoto   Photographer. Documentarian.    Lifestyle photographer Paul Chinnery, has long held a passion for capturing authentic imagery. Paul attended Howard University where he would continue to develop his craft in visual arts.  Paul returned to NJ in the late 1990’s to discover a largely undocumented photo canvas in the city of Newark, NJ. Now able to view it with a finer tuned eye and inspired by his interest in architecture, Paul was intrigued by the raw aesthetic and rich history which was previously overlooked.  “Newark has been portrayed as this crime-ridden city without hope, I view it as so much more; vibrant and ever-evolving. A metropolis full of hidden gems: locations with incredible history, diverse population, unique architecture and culture” With camera-in-hand, he determined he would document Newark from an insiders point of view.  Growing up in bordering town of East Orange, Newark was only a stone’s throw away. Paul's interest in the city evolved beyond merely capturing it’s unique visuals to becoming more active in the community via service; hosting photo exhibits, organizing clean ups, assisting the homeless and supporting various charitable initiatives designed to highlight Newark’s greatness.  While documenting health fitness groups and watching fellow friends complete triathlons, Paul was inspired to start competitively running and casual biking. So when conversations of combining a health initiative mixed with community preservation came up- the brainstorming of ideas grew like wildfire.  “What makes the Renaissance Ride experience distinctive from other events is that we add a history, culture, and swag to a ride in which participants don traditionally historic themed attire such as tweed or seersucker. In addition, by making our beloved city the focal point, and incorporating both historical and cultural aspects into the bike tour, we are seeking to dismantle long-standing, negative stereotypes regarding Newark and it’s residents. My goal is the same as my photo one- to change the narrative, one event or picture at a time.”

Paul Chinnery  @pchinneryphoto

Photographer. Documentarian.

Lifestyle photographer Paul Chinnery, has long held a passion for capturing authentic imagery. Paul attended Howard University where he would continue to develop his craft in visual arts.

Paul returned to NJ in the late 1990’s to discover a largely undocumented photo canvas in the city of Newark, NJ. Now able to view it with a finer tuned eye and inspired by his interest in architecture, Paul was intrigued by the raw aesthetic and rich history which was previously overlooked.

“Newark has been portrayed as this crime-ridden city without hope, I view it as so much more; vibrant and ever-evolving. A metropolis full of hidden gems: locations with incredible history, diverse population, unique architecture and culture” With camera-in-hand, he determined he would document Newark from an insiders point of view.

Growing up in bordering town of East Orange, Newark was only a stone’s throw away. Paul's interest in the city evolved beyond merely capturing it’s unique visuals to becoming more active in the community via service; hosting photo exhibits, organizing clean ups, assisting the homeless and supporting various charitable initiatives designed to highlight Newark’s greatness.

While documenting health fitness groups and watching fellow friends complete triathlons, Paul was inspired to start competitively running and casual biking. So when conversations of combining a health initiative mixed with community preservation came up- the brainstorming of ideas grew like wildfire.

“What makes the Renaissance Ride experience distinctive from other events is that we add a history, culture, and swag to a ride in which participants don traditionally historic themed attire such as tweed or seersucker. In addition, by making our beloved city the focal point, and incorporating both historical and cultural aspects into the bike tour, we are seeking to dismantle long-standing, negative stereotypes regarding Newark and it’s residents. My goal is the same as my photo one- to change the narrative, one event or picture at a time.”

  Delanie West   @delaniewest  @besupercreative   Experience Curator. Creative.    A whitespace visionary and transformational c-suite leader, Delanie is a hands-on creative with 20 years of award-winning management of brand, product development & design, global sourcing, creative lifestyle and consumer experience.  Delanie's grandparents relocated their young family to Newark from Columbia, SC during "The Great Migration" in 1957. The family would be contributors to the fabric of the city. Her grandfather was highly sought for his skill in brick masonry, her grandmother was an educator in the Newark School systems. Delanie's mother attended the Oliver Street school and was a graduate of Arts High. She credits her Mom's creative beginnings in Newark as impetus for her own immersion in culture and humanities. "Newark is a huge part of my personal blueprint."  An Alumna of Hampton University, she is a leisure cyclist and triathlete and instantly recognized the importance of presenting this unique experience, a blend of urban cycling, history and culture.  Delanie served as member of the operating headquarters team as well as Creative Director for   Black Girls RUN!   during it's infancy, developing content, iconography and merchandise for the international running group.    "I worked on the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride project in it's early inception but had to step away due to a hectic career. Today I am back and fully engaged, enjoying every minute of this work" says West, sharing her history with the organization.   Delanie's been named in Who's Who in Marketing and Creativity for Cranes Cleveland Business. She is founder & creative director for   BeSuperCreative ,  a creative consultancy specializing in creative leadership for start-ups & mature brands, launching consumer product brand experiences via creative direction, inspiration, product sourcing and strategic planning.       

Delanie West  @delaniewest  @besupercreative

Experience Curator. Creative. 

A whitespace visionary and transformational c-suite leader, Delanie is a hands-on creative with 20 years of award-winning management of brand, product development & design, global sourcing, creative lifestyle and consumer experience.

Delanie's grandparents relocated their young family to Newark from Columbia, SC during "The Great Migration" in 1957. The family would be contributors to the fabric of the city. Her grandfather was highly sought for his skill in brick masonry, her grandmother was an educator in the Newark School systems. Delanie's mother attended the Oliver Street school and was a graduate of Arts High. She credits her Mom's creative beginnings in Newark as impetus for her own immersion in culture and humanities. "Newark is a huge part of my personal blueprint."

An Alumna of Hampton University, she is a leisure cyclist and triathlete and instantly recognized the importance of presenting this unique experience, a blend of urban cycling, history and culture. Delanie served as member of the operating headquarters team as well as Creative Director for Black Girls RUN! during it's infancy, developing content, iconography and merchandise for the international running group. 

"I worked on the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride project in it's early inception but had to step away due to a hectic career. Today I am back and fully engaged, enjoying every minute of this work" says West, sharing her history with the organization.

Delanie's been named in Who's Who in Marketing and Creativity for Cranes Cleveland Business. She is founder & creative director for BeSuperCreative, a creative consultancy specializing in creative leadership for start-ups & mature brands, launching consumer product brand experiences via creative direction, inspiration, product sourcing and strategic planning.