Oakland Young Men's Christian Association Cycling Club
O. Y. M. C. A. C. C.
A Bicycle Road Race.
The Young Men's Christian Association Cycling Club of Oakland will hold their first annual ten-mile race on Thursday afternoon. The race will be started at 5 o'clock, and will be run over the famous San Leandro triangle. A gold tredal will be given to the first man, and the rider making the fastest time will be similarly! awarded. In addition to the above six other prizes will be given. The handicaps have been adjusted with such care that an exciting race is anticipated.
THE ROAD RACE.
Christian Athletes Will Have Some Good Sport.
The Young Men's Christian Association Cycling Club of this city will bold their first annual 10-mile handicap road race tomorrow afternoon, starting at 5 o'clock.
The race will be run round the famous San Leandro triangle over the latest surveyed course, finishing about one mile from San Leandro up the San Lorenzo road.
The handicaps have been well arranged, and without doubt the race will be exciting and interesting from start to finish.
A gold medal will be given to the first man in, and a similar one to the member making the fastest time.
In addition to the above, six other prizes will be given, including half a pound of crackers and a box of sardines, to be presented io the last man.
The advent of the last few men cannot fail to create as much interest as any other part of the race.
The scratch men have made known their intention of making a lively dust for the coast record.
The club was organized at the beginning of the year and is rapidly coming to the front.
A cordial invitation is extended to all friends and others who are interested to be present.
Young Men's Christian Association Cycling Club of Oakland - E. C. Brown, W. H. Seaver.
About the best club run of the season, full of original schemes, was that of the Young Men's Christian Association clubs last Saturday to Niles. It was the result of plans made by Dr. J. S. Brooks and A. P. Chipron of this city and Rev. F. H. Maar of Niles, all interested deeply in cycling. The local riders went down in the afternoon in time to enjoy a swim in the canyon. Supper was served in the open air and was followed by a big campfire, around which gathered 105 wheelmen from San Jose, Oakland and the city clubs. After speeches and singing and a general jolly time refreshments in the form of cakes, sandwiches, flapjacks and coffee were served. The Niles brass band furnished music, and a display of Japanese lanterns and redlights added to the attractiveness of the occasion. A similar run is to be taken monthly by the club.
The Oakland Y. M. C. A. Cycling Club will have several pleasant runs by twilight during August, all on Friday nights. Last night the club went to Piedmont, returning via Lake Merritt. August 2 will be a moonlight run to Berkeley via Telegraph avenue — ladies are invited on this run; August 9, to Diamond Canyon and home by Hays Canyon and New Broadway; August 16, to Alameda and home by High street and East Oakland — ladies again invited; August 22, to Laundry Farm and return.
The San Francisco Bicycle Track Association will meet next Friday evening at the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association. There is still some talk of the association holding a race meet at Central Park, to increase its treasury if possible. The meet could be held on a Saturday afternoon and would probably be successful.