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Greenbelt

Summary

  • Started by Black, Larry on Tuesdays in 1980 Source > First planned for 1978 (source)
  • Also was used for a "low-gear" series in Feb 1980. Source 40 riders attended the first event. See also press coverage below
  • Went with Black, Larry to College Park Bicycle Club, when he left the club in 1984

Year-by-year information

  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
    • used as a "low-gear" series 3/6,13,20,27 80 riders total Source: 1983 ArchiveMABRAFiles 80 entries
    • Summer series May 4,11,25, 6/1,8,15,22,29,July6,13,20,27,August 3.10,17,24,31, Sept 7,14,28 Mike Butler listed as promoter. 1983 ArchiveMABRAFiles
      • May: 149 entries
      • June 239 entries
      • July 140 entries
      • August 153 entries
      • September 58 entries
  • 1984 Promoted by College Park Bicycles source 1984 ArchiveMABRAFiles

Results

Press Coverage and sources

  • Washington Post 1980-Feb-08 "Rolling Along" Describes 1980-Feb-10 event
  • Washington Post 1981-03-06 "Breaking Away: Off to the Races on a Bicycle," Guinivere Meyer. P40. Describes Sunday races in Greenbelt Park sponsored by NCVC. Contact info is Black, Larry. Quotes Scott Rodenhuis, Reeves Taylor (post crash) Montgomery, James and Black, Larry
  • "Cyclists Test Their Training Wheels in Greenbelt Races," Peter Nye Special to The Washington Post,
    Jul 24, 1988; pg. 53. Photograph of Pelz, Mary and Black, Larry . $3.50 entry fee.. Quotes Yanni Feldman, Bobby Phillips, Butler, Mike 
  • "Criterium: Local Pedalers Lap It Up,"
    Peter Nye Special to The Washington Post
    The Washington Post,  Jun 17, 1990;pg. B16. Describes Greenbelt and Westgate. Quotes Black, Larry A race is listed as 15 laps.
  • Washington Post 2008-08-04, "Joe Elbert's American Shots"
  • Greenbelt News Review article from 2007
  • Route 1 Velo website

Last modified at 10/29/2012 11:35 AM  by Bill Luecke 

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