TBT: Bike races on Belle Isle

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is this weekend on Belle Isle. But did you know before the auto races, the island used to host bike races?

This week's throwback photo is a black-and-white shot on the isle's Central Avenue. You can see spectators lining the street and watching the blurred bicyclists whiz by the crowd. 

The race was on May 30, 1900. 

FOX 2 thanks our friends at the Detroit Historical Society for providing this and all Throwback Thursday photos. Submit yours with the hashtag #FOX2TBT.
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