A WHEEL RECORD
Howard Dobrowsky Rides to Weaverville in Seven Hours.
Howard Dobrowsky is without a doubt the crack long-distance bicycle rider of Shasta county. His latest feat in long distance riding is making a trip from Redding to Weaverville, a distance of fifty-two miles, over a mountainous road, in the short time of seven hours.
Some days ago he rode to Harrison Gulch and back on his wheel. Upon his return he found a letter awaiting him from A.J. Fetzer of Weaveville, asking him to come to that place and conduct his jewelry store for a month while the owner enjoyed an outing at Coomb’s springs. Howard decided to go and started out Tuesday morning to make the trip.
He left Redding at 5 o’clock on an empty stomach. At 6 o’clock he stopped at Whiskeytown for breakfast.
Refreshed by the meal, the wheelman made good time. At 9 o’clock he reached the foot of the mountain, eighteen miles from Weaverville. The steep climb greatly slowed his pace, but Dobrowsky rode into Weaverville as the dinner bells rang. (from the Daily Free Press, July 28, 1900)