John "Jack" Weston Simes II

John “Jack” Weston Simes II

Inducted in 1999 for Veteran Road & Track Competitor (Pre-1945)

Born New York City., Jan. 11, 1914. Jack Simes II was a bronze medalist in the 1935 Amateur Bicycle League National Championships held in Atlantic City, NJ. In 1936 he won the ABLofA National Championships in St. Louis, MO. Set National records for the 3 Mile and 15 Miles on Oct. 11, 1936 in Washington, DC. He rode from 1929 to 1937 and was forced to retire after a bad crash during a pro six day race in San Francisco, CA. He served on the ABLofA Board of Directors from 1951 to 1959. He coached Jackie Heid and his son Jack Simes III to National Championships & Olympic teams. He lives in New Tripoli, PA.