Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bicycle Races at the Fair.

New York, 1895

The board of managers of the Agricultural society are going to make bicycle racing a prominent feature of the fall fair. The one mile novice race, open to class A residents of Long Island, prizes worth $25, $15 and $10, will take place on Wednesday, September 25. The one mile handicap, open only to residents of Queens county, prizes worth $25, $15 and $10, will be run on Thursday, September 26, and the two mile handicap, open to all class A riders, prizes worth $50, $25, $15 and $10, will be run on Friday. Races will be run under League of American Wheelmen rules and sanction.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 1.

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