Vailsburg Bicycle Races

Well before Newark annexed the borough of Vailsburg in 1905 bicycle racing was a fixture in that community. The bicycle track was on South Orange Avenue where the Speedwell Avenue School now stands. In 1910, when the post card pictured here was sent,  Vailsburg was a suburban community IMG_2485

and still had a lot of open space. The sender of this post card inquired if the recipient enjoyed bicycle racing. The sender added that if they did, they had some great one’s here (in Vailsburg). This card was hard to get. I was very pleased when I found this one.

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