The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, September 26, 1899
          A few days ago  Gus DePrez,  Edward Siefert,  Harry Griffey  and others interested in the sport of bicycling, made arrangements with  Superintendent Pond  for the race track on Sunday afternoon, October 1, and intended having bicycle races.  Everything pointed to a good time but this morning Superintendent Pond informed the promoters of the races that he had decided not to permit the use of the grounds owing, as he stated, to the protests of several parties who were opposed to the races.  The young men, with their friends, are greatly disappointed over their failure to secure the grounds.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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