Henry C. Smith

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This might be him: Henry Clay Smith 1874–1945

Clubs

Garden City Cyclers


LOUIS W. FOX, LOS ANGELES. HENRY C. SMITH, GARDEN CITY CYCLERS.
A PAIR OF SPEEDY WHEELMEN.
[From photographs.]

Henry C. Smith of the Garden City Cyclers' team was sixteen years old when he first began bicycle riding, and at seventeen he began making century runs and doing some racing. At that time he was a member of the Garden City Wheelmen, which was started in 1886. This club combined with the San Jose Cyclers and formed the Garden City Cyclers. Henry C. Smith's first race was on New Year's Day, 1889, at Haight-street baseball grounds in this city. He won the novice race and took several other prizes that day. That senson he won many prizes on both track and road. In 1890 Smith won the Coast championship at the California division neet of the League of American Wheelmen. In 1891 and 1892 Smith kept on winning prizes on the ordinary, or the high wheel as it is better known. Last year he took up the safety or low wheel and made a good showing, riding a close second in the division championship at Central Park track. Smith is but five feet six and a half inches tall, though he weighs 150. His work in the first relay of the great race on the 8th shows what he can do, and he will be a top-notcher.

A LOS ANGELES WHEELMAN. - Fox Will Represent Southern California at the Fair Races. - The San Francisco Examiner, 28 Apr 1894

SMITH OF SAN JOSE.

Henry C. Smith of San Jose has been racing longer than any of the other riders of the four-man machine. He is but twenty-one years old, weighs 150 pounds, and stands but 5 feet and 7 inches. He has not devoted very much time to training, but yet won over $600 worth of prizes in 1894. His winnings were as follows: May 1st, one first and one second; July 4th, a first and a third: September 10th, a second and a third; November 25th, two seconds, both being close finishes to Ziegler.

Smith was sixteen years old when he first began bicycle riding, and at seventeen he began making century runs and doing some racing. At that time he was a member of the Garden City Wheelmen, organized in 1886. This club combined with the San Jose Cyclers and formed the Garden City Cyclers. Henry C. Smith's first race was on New Year's Day, 1889, at Haight street baseball grounds in this city, where he won the novice race and took several other prizes. That season he won many prizes on both track and road. In 1890 Smith won the Coast championship at the California division meet of the League of American Wheelmen. In 1891 and 1892 Smith kept on winning prizes on the ordinary, or the high wheel, as it is better known. In 1893 he took up the safety, or low wheel, and made a good showing, riding a close second in the division championship at Central Park track.

NEARING A MILE A MINUTE. - The San Francisco Examiner, 11 Feb 1895

CYCLING AT SAN JOSE.

The Garden Citys to Hold a Two-Days' Meet in April.

San Jose, March 8. - The new one-third mile bicycle track of the Garden City Cyclers was completed to-day, and is pronounced to be everything that cyclers could ask for. At a meeting ot the Racing Board it was decided to bold a two-days' meet April 12th and 13th instead of one, as all the "cracker jacks" on the Coast are likely to be attracted. The All-Amerlcan team now in El Paso is expected to enter at the meet.

The committee of the Garden City Cyclers having in charge the selection of the relay team has decided not to have the proposed try-out and the following have been named as the club's champions: Al Jarman, Russell, Cushing, Henry Smith, Al Hubbard, Wilbur Edwards, Jack Alexander, C. L. Davis, Tony Delmas, A. Jones and Oscar Osen.

The five-mile try-out of the San Jose Road Club will take place next Sunday. A meeting of the club will be held Monday evening to decide upon a time for holding the next meet.

CYCLING AT SAN JOSE. The Garden Citys to Hold a Two-Days' Meet in april. Russel Cushing - The San Francisco Examiner, 09 Mar 1895