The Sprocket Rockets Are On Their Way to the Montana Bicycle Celebration

July 12, 2016

The Sprocket Rockets lead the way into Yorktown, Virginia during Bikecentennial 76.

Hundreds of people from all of the United States and the world will be in town for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17. Some of them, like the Sprocket Rockets, are reliving Bikecentennial 76 and riding their bikes to Missoula.

The self-named Sprocket Rockets rode the TransAmerica Trail west to east, leaving Astoria, Oregon on May 16, 1976. An article about their tour leader, Myrna Rafalovich, was featured in Adventure Cyclist magazine in 2011.

If you're in town for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, watch the Sprocket Rockets ride into town on Thursday, July 14.

The Sprocket Rockets will arrive in Missoula on July 14.
Brian Blair was 17 when he did Bikecentennial.
Takashi Komatsu from Japan, was 27 in 1976.
Sprocket Rockets, friends, and family on the road to Missoula:  Susan Spinelli, Nick Spinelli, Joe Shlegerid, Takashi Komarsu, Brian Blair, Myrna Rafalovich, Chris Wiscavage, and Roz Staley.

Photos by Myrna Rafalovich

 

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