The Nevada City Father's Day Bike Race has been held every year from 1961
to the present. Their website contains
a history of
this wonderful race. As best I can tell from the pictures,
there were three Modesto Roadmen participating in 1967, Jeff Cowdrey and
David Steffen as Juniors, and Eldon Rosenow as a Senior. This was the last
race David rode as a Junior before leaving for a bicycle tour of Europe
that summer. I don't know what other races the Roadmen participated in that
summer, but I do know they rode a
The start of the Junior race. David Steffen is in the center of
the picture, third from the right.
Jeff Cowdrey is partially obscured mid-picture with the telephone
pole growing out of his back. David is two riders behind him, leading
Closeup of David struggling up a hill.
Left to right, David and Jeff are still with the pack at the far left
of the picture.
David, third rider from the right, still with the pack.
Aw, heck! David got dropped.
David has now picked up another straggler.
We now switch from the Junior to the Senior race. This is the
senior pack crossing the start/finish line near the beginning of the
This is our Senior participant, Eldon Rosenow, racing along.
This is Bob Parsons winning the Nevada City Bike Race for the fifth
year in a row. Nobody else has ever won this race that many times, let
alone sequentially. The following year, this amazing streak was broken
by David Brink.