Not held in other editions
| Event type

2 miles, Men

Date 3 August 1904
LocationFrancis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Participants5 from 1 countries
FormatFinal only.

The two mile race was contested in one heat with 13 starters. Unfortunately, many of them are not known to us. Marcus Hurley led at the start of the race with Burton Downing, Teddy Billington and Oscar Goerke following closely behind him. Charles Schlee, a well-known rider from the National Turnverein in Newark, New Jersey, rode in last place through most of the race as was his custom, relying on his excellent finish. However, because of the crowded field he could not get through the field to make a chase for the championship. On the home stretch, Hurley’s cycle slipped on the dusty cinder track and he was passed by both Downing and Goerke. Downing won by approximately one wheel over Goerke with Hurley in third place, defeating Billington by a length.

1Burton DowningUSA4:57.8Gold
2Oscar GoerkeUSAat 4 feetSilver
3Marcus HurleyUSABronze
4Teddy BillingtonUSAat 1 length
ACCharles SchleeUSA