American Cities Race Results from 1886 to 1899

  1. 1886 St. Paul Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 26-31
    1. Albert Schock.....923 miles
    2. William Woodside.....911 miles
    3. Snyder.....755 miles
    4. Hardwick.....735 miles
    5. Shaw.....709 miles

  2. 1886 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 7-13
    1. Albert Schock.....1009 miles, 3 laps - *New World Record
    2. William Woodside.....935 miles
    *Old record: F.Lees at Middlesborough, England September 27 - October 2

  3. 1886 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, May 10-15
    1. Jack Prince
    2. Albert Schock

  4. 1886 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 20-26
    1. W. J. Morgan
    2. Albert Schock
    3. Mlle Louise Armaindo

  5. 1887 Minneapolis Six Day Bicycle Race
    1. Albert Shock.....1409 miles

  6. 1888 Philadelphia Six-Day Bicycle Race
    1. I. Dingley.....900 miles

  7. 1890 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race
    1. I. William ‘Bill’ Martin (Aus)

  8. 1891 New York City Six-Day Bicycle Race, October 19-24
    1. William Martin.....1466.7 miles
    2. Charles W. Ashinger.....1441.1 miles
    3. William Lamb.....1382.0 miles
    4. Albert Schock.....1366.0 miles
    5. Albert......1308.4 miles
    6. Boyat......1301.5 miles

  9. 1891 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race
    1. I. William ‘Bill’ Martin

  10. 1891 Boston Six-Day Bicycle Race
    1. Charles W. Ashinger.....752 miles
    2. Lamsden.....735 miles
    3. Edlin.....709 miles
    4. Albert.....660 miles
    5. V. William Lamb.....500 miles

  11. 1892 Chicago Six-Day Bicycle Race, January 18-23
    1. Charles W. Ashinger.....727 miles, 1 lap
    2. Wallace Stage.....727 miles, 1 lap
    3. William Lamb.....726 miles, 7 laps

  12. 1892 New York City, Madison Square Garden, Six-Day Bicycle Race, March 9-14
    1. Charles W. Ashinger.....1022 miles, 7 laps
    2. William Lamb.....1022 miles, 7 laps
    3. William Martin.....1022 miles, 6 laps
    4. Edward Reading.....1022 miles, 5 laps
    5. J.D. Lamsden.....954 miles, 2 laps
    6. Albert Schock.....954 miles, 1 lap
    7. Wallace Stage.....900 miles

  13. 1892 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race
    1. I. William ‘Bill’ Martin

  14. 1893 New York City, Madison Square Garden, Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 25-30
    1. Albert Schock
    2. Frank Waller
    3. William ‘Bill’ Martin
    4. Albert
    5. VanEmberg
    6. Golden
    7. Meixell
    8. Forster
    9. Burton
    10. Ashinger

  15. 1893 Minneapolis Six-Day Bicycle Race
    1. Albert Schock
    2. Frank Waller
    3. William ‘Bill’ Martin

  16. 1894 New York City, Madison Square Garden, International Bicycle Race, November 27-December 01
    1. Zimmerman
    2. Verbeyen
    3. Martin
    Results of the final running of the 5-mile professional event. (Wed. Nov 28, 1894)

  17. 1894 Philadelphia, International Bicycle Race, December 17-23
    1. Ashinger
    2. Forster
    3. Gannon
    4. Meixell
    Only four men were left racing at midnight after a late start at 1:33 a.m. that morning.

  18. 1895 New York City, Madison Square Garden, International Bicycle Race
    1. Albert Schock
    2. Frank Waller
    3. William ‘Bill’ Martin (Aus)

  19. 1896 New York City, Madison Square Garden, Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 7-12
    1. ‘Teddy’ Edward Hale (Irl).....1910 miles, 8 laps
    2. J.S. Rice (Usa).....1882 miles, 6 laps
    3. Ned Reading (Bel).....1835 miles, 3 laps
    4. Fred Forester.....1829 miles, 4 laps
    5. Albert Schock.....1766 miles, 2 laps
    6. Burns Pierce.....1758 miles, 1 lap
    7. E.C. Smith.....1754 miles, 7 laps
    8. Major Taylor.....1782 miles, 2 laps
    9. C.W.Ashinger.....1673 miles, 3 laps
    10. E.C. Moore.....1667 miles, 7 laps
    11. H. H. Maddox.....1644 miles, 3 laps
    12. L. Cassidy.....1605 miles
    13. J.R. Gannon.....1366 miles, 8 laps
    14. D.M. McLeod.....1350 miles, 2 laps
    15. J.H. Glick.....1096 miles, 3 laps

  20. 1897 Washington Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 28 - January 2
    1. Waller.....871 miles, 5 laps
    2. Maddox.....871 miles, 3 laps
    3. Ashinger.....870 miles, 7 laps
    4. Lawson.....870 miles, 6 laps
    5. Hunter.....870 miles, 6 laps
    6. Forester.....870 miles, 2 laps

  21. 1897 Pittsburgh Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 8-13
    1. Waller
    2. Forester
    3. Van Embergh
    4. Turville
    5. Shoch
    6. Hall
    7. Rueket
    8. Johnston
    9. Deuch

  22. 1897 New York City, Madison Square Garden, December 6-11
    1. Charles W. Miller *.....2093 miles, 4 laps
    2. Joseph H. Rice.....2026 miles, 5 laps
    3. Fred Schineer.....2000 miles, 7 laps
    4. Teddy Hale.....1920 miles
    5. Frank Waller.....1893 miles
    6. Burns Pierce.....1823 miles
    7. Golden.....1778 miles
    8. Gannon.....1760 miles
    9. Enterman.....1753 miles
    10. Harry Elkes.....1660 miles
    11. Louis J. Kinse.....1616 miles
    12. Oscar Julius.....1503 miles
    13. Edward Beacom.....1350 miles
    14. Johnson.....1279 miles
    15. Gray.....1220 miles
    16. Rivierre.....1476 miles
    17. Moore.....1495 miles
    * The real name is Klaus Muller, born in Germany 1875

  23. 1898 New York City, Madison Square Garden, Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 5-10
    1. Charles W. Miller.....1962 miles
    2. Frank Waller.....1973 miles
    3. Burns Pierce (Can).....1955 miles
    4. Frank Albert.....1790 miles
    5. Louis Gimm.....1743 miles
    6. John Lawson.....1716 miles
    7. Oscar Aronson.....1689 miles
    8. J.W.Navin.....1667 miles
    9. Forester.....1620 miles
    10. Earl D. Stevens.....1501 miles
    11. Teddy Hale.....1451 miles
    12. Oscar Julius.....1165 miles

  24. 1899 San Francisco, Mechanics’ Pavilion, Six-Day Bicycle Race, February 14-19
    1. Charles W. Miller
    2. Frank Waller
    3. Burns Pierce.....DNF
    4. Louis Gimm
    5. Frank Albert
    6. John Lawson
    7. J.W. Nawn
    8. Ed Stevens
    9. Oscar Aronson
    10. Oscar Julius
    11. Fredericks
    12. Charles Turville
    13. John Chapman
    14. Tom Barnaby
    15. G.W. Ashinger
    16. Henry Pilkington
    17. George Hannant

  25. 1899 New York City, Madison Square Garden, Six-Day Bicycle Race, December 4-10
    1. Charles W. Miller / Frank Waller
    2. Oscar Maya / Archie McEachern (Can)
    3. Louis Gimm / Burns Pierce (Can)
    4. Jean Chevalier / Jean Fisher
    5. Ear D. Stevens / Charley Turville
    6. Babcock / William Stinson
    7. Forester / Schineer
    8. Eaton / Bobby Walthour
    9. Pastorie / The
    10. Aaronson / Frank Kramer
    11. Davidson / Boake
    12. Thomas / Dickerson

    There was something special about the mid-western USA twin cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis that acted as the catalyst for bicycle racing in North America and the breeding grounds for six-day racing in the United States. The first six-day race in the USA was held on January 26-31, 1886 in Saint Paul. There were five racers on their high wheelers competing for prizes. Albert Schock was the winner over William Woodside, Snyder, Hardwick and Shaw. Schock covered 923 miles. The response of the public was overwhelming and the promoters saw a burgeoning activity that would attract the sports enthusiasts. On March 7-13, 1886 Albert Schock was again victorious setting a new world record of 1009 miles, 3 laps, surpassing the old record that had been set by F. Lees at Middlesborough, England September 27-October 2, 1880. William Woodside came in second and quickly issued a challenge.

    Minneapolis individual six-day bicycle races were prominent in the 1880s and 1890s. Long before Madison Square Garden became the center of six-day racing on the North American continent the middle America Twin cities of St-Paul and Minneapolis had a series of individual six-day bicycle races:

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    • 1890 Minneapolis, MN
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    • 1893 Minneapolis, MN