BICYCLE RACE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Fifteen teams get off to a flying
start in the 61st running of the Six-Day bicycle race. The Derby draws its usual big crowd to Madison Square Garden for the many exciting spills that occur.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:38:00, No Audio
MODERN TRAVELERS RECEIVE BLESSING In a rather unusual religious ceremony 5,000 motorists and cyclists are blessed by priests of St. Christopher's Shrine Church in Baldwin, N.Y. The ritual blessing re-enacts ancient rites of the patron saint of travelers with an updated twist.
1934 BIKE MARATHON & CUBAN DEMONSTRATION Jack Dempsey gives the start of the six-day bicycle endurance race at Madison Square Garden in New York. Meanwhile in Havana, Cuba its a first as radical and conservative undergraduate students join together in a demonstration honoring classmates who fell in the revolution.
INVENTIONS AND FASHIONS OF 1934 Inventions of 1934 include an autogyro test run over Washington D.C., a flying bicycle that didn't fly and a talking robot. In the world of fashion hairstyles showed off the nape of the neck and elaborate curls, a milliner made models out of her clients' heads and fur coats were popular for both the ladies and the men.
SIX-DAY BIKE MARATHON - 1 Top cyclists from around the world kick off the 54th international six-day bike marathon around a track inside Madison Square Garden, N.Y. The "squirrel cage" marathon or "race to nowhere" as its been called is fraught with peril as cyclists have to keep their balance on the curved track as well as keep in the game for six days if they want to win.
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