I recently purchased this old press photo. Not sure if it was ever published anywhere. I think it must also be new to the internet. Back of the photo indicates that Merrill suffered a broken rib and other injuries on this run. The event was put on by the Hawkeye Motor Club in Ford Iowa. Date stamped on back is Sept 1 1926
This photo was given to me by my cousin Dale. It was mixed in with photos of the Murray side of our family. Unfortunately this one was not labeled. The labeled photos indicate they were taken in the Lake Tahoe / Reno Nevada area. The bicycle is a early diamond frame safety bike circa. 1900. Thanks Dale!