Bert C. Menne

From Wooljersey


Bay City Wheelmen

Bert Menne is a lad of 19 years. He stands five feet nine and a half inches and weighs 150 pounds when in riding trim. He first came into prominence as a racing man in the Bay City Wheelmen's electric light race meet on August 22, 1893, winning second place in the maiden race. He represented the club on the ninth relay, and, although he lost a little time on Rose, the Acme's crackerjack rider, he gained considerable over Delmas of the Garden City Cyclers. On May 30th last he won the mile handicap, riding from the 100-yard mark in creditable time of 2:19. In the Associated Cycling Clubs ten-mile road race he went from the minute mark and finished second of forty-two starters, beating such good riders as Cushing and Sampson, who were on the same mark. Next year will see him in all class A track events, and his chances are exceedingly good.

WITH THE WHEELMEN. - San Francisco Chronicle - 05 Jan 1895, Sat - Page 12

A jolly party of campers, composed of Bert Menne, Fred L. Day and Tommy Hall, all of the Bay City Wheelmen, are encamped at La Honda.

Lieutenant Irelan has a called run of the Liberty Cycling Club to Oak Grove tomorrow, taking the 9:30 a.m. boat and train to Golden Gate, Berkeley, where the wheels will be resumed. William Beatty has been elected to membership in this club.

AMONG THE WHEELMEN - San Francisco Chronicle 15 Jun 1895