University of Arizona

Cyclists Participating in the Second Annual Bicycle Pony Express Race

This photograph was titled "There they Go!" and was published in 1956 volume of The Desert, The University of Arizona yearbook. The caption from The Desert reads "Bicyclists at the start of a race pedal-on at the sound of the gunfore. "There they go! Starts in the second annual bicycle race between Tucson and Tempe begin the 125-mile relay. University and Tempe chapters of Alpha Tau Omega sponsored the second annual "Bicycle Pony Express" between Tucson and Tempe. Six ten-man UA teams made the 120 mile relay with SAE's teambreaking last year's record with a total time of 5 hours, 32 minutes." (Desert Yearbook, 1956)