Rider Jack Rice

This image was originally published in the July 25, 1909, Indianapolis Star. The paper ran a series of photos of riders and their bikes that were likely entries in the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM) motorcycle race which was also the first motorized competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 14.
This image is of amateur rider Jack Rice on his Reading-Standard motorcycle. Rice, a salesman for the company, entered the Cleveland-to-Indianapolis endurance run and amateur races at the Speedway. The caption that originally complemented the photo reads as follows:
"Indianapolis has several expert motorcycle riders. Among them is Jack Rice, who has taken part in long endurance runs, hill-climbing contests and track events. He will be entered the two days endurance run and amateur races at the Speedway during the FAM meet, August 10-14. Rice is a salesman and demonstrator with the Reading-Standard Company of Reading, Pa."

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