Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bike Race on French Street in Erie, PA 1966

Bike Race on French Street in Erie, PA 1966

Karen Spaeder, center of photo, was cut off by the dark-haired girl on the left.
The street was lined with kids of all ages waiting to line up for the big bike race on August 17, 1966. The little ones are shown here furiously pedaling their tricycles. This shot was taken near between 11th and 12th on French Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. The cop on the right looks like he'd rather be somewhere else.

The race was sponsored by the Times Publishing Company whose offices were on East 12th Street and French. Michael Camp remembers riding his red Sears bike in this race. "I wasn't dead last, but I sure didn't win," he said.

Find more fun facts and photos of Erie, PA at Old Time Erie

1 comment:

  1. They should do thing today!!! The kids would love it, I'm sure!!!