Three Eras of Bike Racing at Wednesday Panel

by Mark Hallinger, Cycling Editor

American Bicycle Racing

Mid-Atlantic bicycle racing icons Vince Morris, Joe Saling and John Eustice will hold an intimate panel discussion on American bicycle racing on Wednesday, September 5, at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pa.

The program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Thompson Organization and the Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown’s own professional bike race, set to be held on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. See this link for details.

The Mercer Museum’s website says the talk will be entitled American Bicycle Racing: The Pain and the Glory, and will highlight three eras of American bicycle racing as seen through the eyes of the three local sports legends, who have decades of racing, coaching and journalism experience. The talk will examine the sport from its Golden Age in the late 19th century to the present. Stories of racers from Jimmy Walthour to Lance Armstrong describe the rise, the fall and, ultimately, the revival of American cycling as we know it today. The panel will conclude with the troika’s thoughts on the future of the sport.

Admission is free and doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event begins promptly at 6 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.

Mark HallingerMark Hallinger, Movement Sports Mid-Atlantic cycling editor, Mark is a 35+ year cyclist who has raced road, track, crits, cross, a bit of mountain bike, and even his Brompton. He’s also a commuter, randonneur, mechanic, cycling advocate, and vintage collector. He blogs at