Big Motorcycle Meet

“See the Big Motorcycle Meet and Base Ball games at the Maitland Fair grounds Saturday, June 29.  This is the first big Motorcycle Meet for Northwest Missouri, and promises to eclipse all meetings of the kind in the country.  Expert cyclists all over the country will enter for the races.”  (Click the ad for a larger version, please.)

Big motorcycle races!  Baseball games.  Maitland, Mo., one day only, Saturday, June 29, 1912.  Forenoon program:  Band Concert, 9:00.  Base Ball Games 9:30.  Amateur races for Nodaway, Holt and Atchison Counties -- entries free.  5 miles free-for-all (single cylinder machine) - Purses:  1st $15; 2nd $10.  5 miles free-for-all (double cylinder machine) -- Purses:  1st $15; 2nd $10.  Afternoon program:  Grand Motorcycle Parade starts at Garage uptown at 1 o'clock for Fair Grounds, led by Band.  All Racing Entries Free.  25-mile free-for-all -- purses:  1st $40; 2nd $30.  20 mile, free-for-all -- Purses (4-horse) 1st $30; 2nd $20.  10 mile, free-for-all -- Purses: 1st $20; 2nd $10.  Greatest motorcycle races in N. W. Missouri. Contestants are all Expert Race Men.  Those already entered are from:  Omaha, St. Joseph, Des Moines, Lincoln, Kansas City, Shenandoah, Nebraska City, Chillicothe, Clarinda.  Don't miss this tournament; all your friends will be there.  Entries free for all, and purses guaranteed!  For entry cards address B. C. Holt, Skidmore, Mo.  Admission 50 cents.  Watch Newspapers for further announcements.  Base Ball Sunday, Mound City vs. Skidmore, 2:30

From the June 20, 1912 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 4.