Some serious cycling ahead

Palmyra Weekly News, Dec. 25, 1897, p3

During the height of the bicycle craze well over a century ago, William E. Harvey bicycled over 12,000 miles, the equivalent of riding coast-to-coast over four times, to win a state medal.

Note that the next year he completed 68 hundred-mile races called “centuries.”

That is one serious cyclist!

No less determined are the bicycling enthusiasts who will be in Riverton this weekend.

 Cynergy Cycling Club‘s organized distance rides of 15, 25, 35, 45, & 50 miles each start and end in Riverton on Saturday morning. The club will host a Bike Safety Rodeo at 1:30 on the Riverton School blacktop and a Community Ride (more info here) through the town that afternoon.

The activities Saturday are prelude to Sunday’s main event, during which hundreds of serious cyclists will descend upon Riverton’s Main Street to compete in the Historic Riverton Criterium.

Live music, food trucks, a balloon twister, and more complete this cycling spectacle to kick off the summer of 2017. – JMc


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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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