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Acme Wheelmen

The undefeated bicycle team of 1893 of the Acme Athletic Club. Upper row (left to right), HARRY MAXWELL, GEORGE SAMPSON, JOE ROSE. Middle row (seated, left to right), FRANK SIMPSON, CAPTAIN WILLIS SHARPE, GEORGE FAULKNER. Front row (left to right), GRANT BELL, THEODORE SCHLEUTER, GEORGE HARRIS, GEORGE NEECE, ANDY BEDBURY.

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 18 Dec 1921, Sun • Page 31

The first event of the programme was the one mile safety novice race, which was run in four heats and a final. The first heat was won by George Neece of the Acme Athletic Club in 3:08, W. E. Berry of the San Jose Road Club being second. F. S. Munn fell on the last lap, but was not hurt. Faulkner of the Alameda County Wheelmen won the second heat in 2:57, Suttick of the San Jose Road Club being second. The third heat was captured by Van Wyck of the Acmes in 2:57 3-5, Kenna of the Alameda County Wheelmen coming in second. T. M. Magill of the A. B. and A. C. won the fourth heat, his time being 3:02 1-5. He was chased home by H. Hutchinson of the Alameda County Wheelmen. In the final and decisive heat Magill was also victorious, making the mile in 2:53 1-5, with no daylight between his slight figure and the shadow of George Neece. Some folks called it a dead heat, but what the referee said goes.

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 35, 5 July 1892 - Bicycle Races in Various Parts of the State