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.
1955 TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER Europe’s nine-day cross country bicycle marathon, the Tour De France, carries its bicycle riders through spectacular scenery including the Maritime Alps and more. Louison Bobet of France finished first followed closely by Belgium's Jean Brankart.
Date: July 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
64TH INTERNATIONAL NYC SIX-DAY BIKE-A-THON The 64th International Six-Day cycle marathon at Madison Square Garden begins. Cyclists from around the world compete on a squirrel-cage track sometimes losing their balance as they whip around corners trying to outbike each other.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ BOARDWALK OPENS BIKE LANE Four lovely young ladies officially "open" the new bicycle lane at the Atlantic City, New Jersey boardwalk. After they ride through the ribbon they are followed by pedestrians and fellow bike enthusiasts.
BICYCLE 'RACE OF THE ACES' The top bicycle racing stars of Europe in the "Race of the Aces" on the Longchamps course in Paris. After sixty miles of round-and-round, Belgium's Eddy Merckx is across the finish line first.
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