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The Bicycle Parade

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Parent Issue
Day
18
Month
June
Year
1897
Copyright
Public Domain
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By the actual oonnt of 0110 gentleman there were 579 bicyoles in the parade of Tuesday nigbt, althongh the claim is made that there were 700 bicyclers preseut. Aruoug these were several of the old fashioned hard tire ordinaries. So far as decoration of wbeels was coucerued very little was displayed, although sonie had gone to considerable paius in luaking their wheels look attractive. The parade included all sorts and conditions, none weré barred, but by far the largest part was eomposed of stndents and scholars in the university, high and ward schools. The faoulty of the nniversity aud their ladies led the processiou and they were followed m order by the various divisious and clubs, each of which was properly marshalled and the whole tnade quite aa attractive appearance. Several. of the olubs or divisious had a yell of their own, which were giveu with more or less vigor as the euthusiasm of the members dictated. The parade was a success and was quite an argument in favor of good roads. Sorne seem to think that it was also an argument in favor of the granting of the use of the sidewalks to bicyclers, but just vthere that comes in it is hard for the majority of people to see. Why, 10,000 people, for whcse use the sidewalks are designed, should give up their rights to 1,500 who fancy they have a right to mafay special privileges because they ride a bicycle is something that has not yet been explained.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News