Cycling’s connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff, July 23, 2014 http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/08/cyclings-connection-to-carroll-county.html
According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year’s 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it will mark the end of a journey of 3,664 kilometers, from England to Paris by way of much of France that began on July 5.
Did you know that a number of celebrated bicycle races took place in Carroll County, years before the Tour de France began in 1903?
In Carroll County in the late 1890s, bicycle races, tours and clubs were quite the rage.
Cathy Baty, curator for the Historical Society of Carroll County, reported in a July 28, 2013 program, “Old Roots, New Roots,” on WTTR, that “The first machine that we would recognize as a bicycle was developed in 1865.
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