Save Gasoline, Ride Bicycles

Sandra Svoboda at the Metro Times found this historical bicycle movie made in 1925 by the Detroit News.

According to this newsreel, “Residents of Bloomfield Hills have taken up bicycle riding as a means of recreation.”

Mrs. Warren S. Booth is highlighted. Her husband eventually became the president, publisher and chairman of the board of the Detroit News — the newspaper his grandfather James Scripps founded in 1873. So, this newsreel was more of a family movie than news.

Still, those are some sweet bikes, riding clothes, and hats — a nice tweed ride.

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One Response to “Save Gasoline, Ride Bicycles”

  1. Gary Says:

    Nice find on the video…I love the journalistic full circle now that the News is doing more video.

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