CYC BMX jersey timeline

Just put this together today after looking thru an old NBA Newspaper from early 1979. It shows Arizona Powder Puffer Sara Rutledge sporting a CYC jersey I hadnt seen before. If you have any pictures of racers from BITD please email me them at bulletproof2000@live.com along with any info, race, riders name, year etc.

The uniforms were not always changed at the start of the year. In fact sometimes several variations could be seen at one time. Like the 1980 Luja uniform in blue and yellow. In the black and white ’80 picture you see what appears to be a second version. This one looks solid with stars on the sleeve. Cant tell for sure if the Luja one also had stars. I cant find any 1981 pictures of a CYC racer. Now in my personal collection I have a picture of me racing a National in 1981. One of the guys in my Expert class had a ’79 CYC jersey on.

From memory the 75-77 version was a simple solid yellow jersey with black lettering. The 78 version is the legendary Bill Walters uniform when CYC was at its peak.  The 79 version was white body with blue sleeves in a sort of baseball cut.

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3 Responses to “CYC BMX jersey timeline”

  1. Curt Van Inwegen Says:

    Greetings,

    I stumbled across your blog while seeing if it was possible to find one of the original 2 Pikes Peak bikes. My name is Curt and my buddy and I were the guys that got the bikes from BMXA thru Bob Osborne. I also am the guy in the 1979 jersey picture and still have that jersey. In the course of your blog work and association with CYC, have you ever run across one of the original Pikes Peak bikes?

    • Hi Curt, thanks for stopping in and saying hi. It was your story that inspired me to be the first to ride a BMX bike across America. But BMXA pulled the story. I have never seen either of those two bikes, but someone had a production version. It appears CYC made a small run of those bikes.
      Either that or it was one of your two bikes.
      Email me any pictures you want to share. Hopefully someone knows what happened to your bikes. Did you and your buddy sell them locally in Colorado?
      bulletproof2000@live.com

      • Curt Van Inwegen Says:

        I sold mine in Virginia around 1980/81. I think my friend Greg sold his in or around Colorado Springs much later. I should ask him. I’m interested in your cross-country story. Hell…all I did was ride downhill….I’ve got some worn out copies of the original magazines, my jersey and a lot of photos that I will dig up and post up here sometime this summer.

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