Philadelphia Bicycle Racing History 1930-1931

Jack Mangano's Photograph Collection of Bicycle Racing

During the 1980's and 1990's, Sal Mangano was a mailman in Bryn Mawr, PA and a person who helped mentor many a young rider for the Pennsylvania Bicycle Club's junior program. These pictures are from his father, Jack Mangano who raced in and around Philadelphia during the 1930's.

Jack Dempsey at Municipal Stadium

The boxing great Jack Dempsey (robe and towel) at Municipal Stadium (later renamed JFK Stadium) in Philadelphia, PA, sitting together with bicycle racers (Jack Mangano is on Dempsey's right).

The boys get ready to race

Friends at the starting line at a race from Philadelphia to Atlantic City.

The chain gang

After the First World War bicycling was on a downward spiral. These were the men who kept bicycle culture alive in the Philadelphia area.

Limbering Up For Racing

Caption: Shown at the municipal stadium yesterday as they limber up for amateur bike races tomorrow night are Jack Mangano, Alfred Zugu, Tom Duffin, Pete Amaroso and J. Smith.

PA Championship

Check back for the rest of the Jack Mangano 1930 and 1931 Bicycle Photo Collections


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