I acquired this original page from Czechoslovakia in 2012. This is a photo that
appeared in a 1914 edition of a Czech magazine, depicting a group of skibikers in
Switzerland. The caption translation: "In beatiful valley of Switzerlands Grindelwald
in Bern canton.This is a every year very exciting competition of lugers-cyclist".
It definitely appears extremely competitive and exciting!
The bike is a wooden "Velogemel", and is probably the first actual production
skibike in history. It was manufactured beginning in 1911 in Switzerland, and amazingly
is still being produced today. They even hold an annual competition event in Grindelwald.