Bicycle Racing

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Title

Bicycle Racing

Description

This closed-course race is about to start for nine cyclists at the Fairgrounds (aka Fairgrounds Park). This event may have taken place during the county fair typically held in September. Cycling competitions were quite common in Rockford and of varying distances: 1 mile, 3 miles, 5 miles, and 10 mile handicap races were widely held. The Rockford Cycling Club was founded in 1891 with headquarters at 604 West State Street in 1892. A similar depiction can be seen in photo 90.5.39. (Reference - Sinnissippi Saga, page 487.)

Date

circa 1895 - 1905

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.738

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Bicycle Racing,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed September 29, 2022, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1236.

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