By the mid-1920s, all of the streets and most of the alleys in Irvington were bricked or paved. Cycling had been a craze in the US since the late nineteenth century. Cycling clubs sprang up around Indianapolis and in the neighborhood. The Vollrath brothers of 218 South Audubon Road actually built a track on a long and vacant lot along Hibben Avenue for a race. The Indianapolis Star covered the event and reported that Carl Vollrath to be not only the designer of the track, but also the winner of the competition.