[Left photo] Nicholas Casale (right), of Tampa, Fla., son of the late Gerard F. “Jerry” Casale Jr., proprietor of the Hill Cycle Shop and a former Pennsylvania State Track Cycling Champion, presents a silk cycling jersey worn by his father to Carola Gentilini, director of the Museo del Ciclismo in Magreglio, Italy. The Casale jersey will be the first piece of American cycling memorabilia to be displayed in the international cycling museum. Jerry Casale, who died in 2012, was one of the founders in 1985 of the first U.S. Professional Cycling Championship race in Philadelphia and was instrumental in making bicycle racing a major American sport. [Right photo] Jerry Casale as a young cyclist in the 1970s in front of the Hill Cycle Shop at 8135 Germantown Ave., then owned by his father, Gerard F. Casale Sr., who started the business in 1929. The shop closed in 1993.

  • glenn collins

    got my Paramount ( all chrome ) on a cool evening in 1971. Jerry reached up to the rack (on the right as you enter the store) and said this would be a good one! “Good one” … it is a treasure and is in the same mint condition as the day I got it… with all the campagnolo parts hand drilled by jerry himself. I remember him warning me ..” they cut down telephone poles to get these bikes”…. wow great memories…