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A Close Race

November 9, 2015

On July 3, 1894 the Brighton Bicycle Club held its annual road race. The racers lined up at the tollgate in Glendale and raced 19 miles to the finish line at Lindenwald Station in Hamilton Ohio. The race was won by 32 year old Al Arnot, a bicycle salesman and talented racing man with the Crescent Wheelmen. The race was hotly contested however by a young Theodore Brockmann who had only been riding for six months. At one point along the course he had a half mile lead over the others. Al had to catch him and barely won by half a bike length.  After the race the Brighton club road their wheels over to the German Kitchen in Hamilton for dinner.

Brighton Club relaxing on Ed Brookman's porch on Glenway Ave, Price Hill.

Brighton Club relaxing on Ed Brookman’s porch on Glenway Ave, Price Hill.

The photo here shows the club relaxing on Ed Brockmann’s porch on Glenway Ave, Cincinnati.

Al Arnot

Al Arnot

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  1. cynthiaksmith permalink
    November 9, 2015 12:53 pm

    Good story!

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