All patches that were
given out from the first patch in
1979 ~ 1983 are exactly the same except for the year on the patch.
NO record keeping was done as to who rode or what time they finished in.
John Bryan stated that the total number of rider started out as 3 and on
the second try was about 10. Then the numbers increased up to several
hundred as the time went on. It was decided in 1979 that a patch
would be made for each year to give to the finishers. All these early patches
were provided by John Bryan, founder of this event.
The above patch was the First Patch
for the Assault On Mt. Mitchell
Commissioned by John Bryan.
A note about the records keeping. In 1986 I was asked by John Bryan if I
could go to Mary Black Hospital and get the ride records as the hospital had
decided that they could no longer not keep the records any more. No reason
was ever given for this change. This occurred approximately 4 weeks before the 1986
event. I had to get the database from a Cobalt Based CPU. Then it had to be convert
into Dbase on a PC. I then carried all of the registration and results until mid 2000's.
After which John Bryan and his son took over and provided the results to me.
The original database carried all the riders in a single list with each years new
riders being added and the times and placement then added for that year.
According to the Freewheelers of Spartanburg Bicycle Club, the Mt.
No Results for 1984.
Scan of this patch sent in by: Mark Garrett
you help provide any documentation for the missing years?
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