Friday, October 15, 2010

Bicycle Race in Verdun in the 30s

I got this photo from one of the sites Les posted of a group of cyclists preparing for a race in Verdun in the 30s. My guess is that they are somewhere on LaSalle Boulevard and the spectators are lined up leaning on the boardwalk railing.



Les F said...

I wonder if this bicycle race was sponsored by Wolfe Cycle ( as they sponsored plaenty of these bicycle events in Verdun at one time).I have some old photos of some sponsored Wolfe cycle deals somewhere ,perhaps later I will find them & post them......right now I'm off to have lunch.
-Cheers !! , HF&RV

Les F said...

June 4th 1939 Wolfe Cycle Club Members :

Have only found these so far......................Cheers !! HF&RV

Guy Billard said...

Nice going Les, you turned up some excellant old photos of life in Verdun in the 40s. Too bad we don't have the names of the bicyclists who may still be around today and of the streets.

Les F said...

Desmarchaus is definetly the street in question, Wolfe Cycle was right near there, & the infoormation I have says their address,was 5183 Wellington Street. However in looking up Google 'streetview' maps, there is no such address,perhaps it was swalloed up ny that new building on the corner.
here is a link to google map,+Verdun,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Qu%C3%A9bec+H4H+1N1&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=16.555077,36.650391&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FZKUtQIdz3Gd-w&split=0&hq=&hnear=5183+Rue+Wellington,+Verdun,+Communaut%C3%A9-Urbaine-de-Montr%C3%A9al,+Qu%C3%A9bec+H4H+1N1&ll=45.453568,-73.56647&spn=0,0.017896&z=15&layer=c&cbll=45.454524,-73.567775&panoid=TJTvxZnRBbpjKjiYcd6Adw&cbp=12,196.73,,0,5 Maybe a search of an old lovell's Directory can pinpoint Wolfe Cycle around 1940?
Cheers !! HF&RV

Les F said...

Guy, read this Gazette article from Sept 1938 re: Annual Bicycle race in Verdun
In the mean time I will try to find more information for you.You will have to scroll through the article ,but you can do it page by page or full screen too....... HF&RV

Les F said...

this link tells of the route the cyclists will take & mentions a special 'delivery boys' race too.

Les F said...

this link will bring you to a host of different story's about Wolfe Cycle,you will undoubtedly find a lot of information re: cyclists in Verdun...............
Ok that's it for me for now,work to do in the yard.......HF&RV