Denison Hotel Hot Spot for Motorcyclists

These items were originally published in the August 11, 1909, Indianapolis News. This package contains three items: two images and a brief article. The first image is of three members of the Reading-Standard team who rode into Indianapolis from Cleveland among 93 other riders in the annual endurance run between the two cities. Reading-Standard was in town for the August 14 motorcycle races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The second image is the editorial cartoon I cleaned up for my photo gallery. It's here so you can see the context in which it was published.
Finally, there is an article that focuses mostly on preparations for the 96 riders coming in that evening from Cleveland. They were scheduled to check-in in front of the Denison Hotel (which was at the corner of Ohio and Pennsylvania Streets) at 5:30 p.m. Those who failed to meet that deadline would have points deducted from their scorecards. From there, the bikes were taken to the Cadillac Garage at 13 East Ohio Street for the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM) tech committee to inspect. The article also mentions the following day's parade throughout Indianapolis starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Monument Circle. Also note that the article mentions a motorcycle hill climb event that took place that week in Connersville, Indiana.

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