Looking Back

Brandon Milardo

In October 1975, two noteworthy things were happening off of the bike. First, on October 16, Ed Hayes from the US Department of the Interior Bureau of Outdoor Recreation came from Philadelphia to the monthly CRW meeting to give a presentation about plans for an East Coast bicycle trail running from Boston to Virginia and linking up with Bikecentennial, a cross-country route from Virginia to Oregon.

The second non-riding item was in the President’s Message, where all members were invited to ballroom dancing at Mosley’s on the Charles to replace the Wednesday night ride. Mosley’s is still in business today, and is considered the oldest continuously-running ballroom in the country, although these days, ballroom dancing night is on Thursdays.