On the south side of Chicago, about twenty minutes away, there was a scrambles track: a dirt field with a mattress wrapped around a tree and bales of hay and rubber tires lining the course. Lyon and his friends would go every weekend to watch Frank Jenner race. Some of the first pictures Lyon ever made were of these bikers. This project was interrupted by a stint as a staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, during which he documented the Civil Rights movement in the South. He then returned to Chicago and the bikers, officially joining the Chicago Outlaws.
Printer’s stamp, with negative and print date and signature in graphite on verso