This is the first in a series that I’m grandly calling The Cycle Touring Hall of Fame. Here’s Tony Pizzo in the spring of 1920. He’s a sailor and on his way through Washington DC on a Coast-to-Coast bicycle tour: handcuffed to his machine. The handcuffs were sealed by Mayor Hylan in New York April 24th and are not to be opened until his return to that city.
I don’t approve of sponsored bike rides, but if someone were to reenact Pizzo’s journey I’d be very tempted make an exception to encourage such a crazy endeavour.
Source: Library of Congress