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This picture is in the book named: "Riverside Memories - A pictorial History of the Early Years through the 1930s". The complete caption for the photo reads "Riverside Wheelman's Club on a visit to Pomona, August 4, 1897.
Thank you Bruce Meeks for sharing this wonderful picture.
The male riders were dressed in “a sort of bathing costume.” Among the riders was a tall thin-legged 18-year-old who had never before participated in a bicycle race. Much to everyone’s surprise, the untried youth named Carson Shoemaker riding for the Riverside Wheelmen crossed the finish line in first place. (1895)
Read the Carson Shoemaker story
From Los Angles Times, June 1894
President, J. A. Simms
Captain, I. S. Logan
Vice President, W. A. Correll
From; Out West Magazine 1896
Nature’s lover finds the bicycle his best friend, for it is most practical, most convenient and most common. And to him who finds most delight in speed, the Southwest also becomes a Mecca; for here are bicycle race-tracks galore in a climate that makes record breaking and the fastest speed possible. READ MORE...