Velodrome Racing and the Rise of the Motorcycle

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About the Book

A hybrid machine—powered at times by steam, electricity or internal combustion—the motorcycle in its infancy was an innovation to help bicycle racers go faster. As motor age technology advanced, the quest for greater speed at the velodrome peaked, with riders reaching up to 100 mph on pedal-started bikes without brakes, suspensions or gear boxes. This book chronicles the individuals and events that led to the development of motor-powered two-wheelers.

About the Author(s)

After a long career developing workforce and economic development policy, R.K. Keating now lives in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.

Bibliographic Details

R.K. Keating
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 200 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8143-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4160-7
Imprint: McFarland