Wheeling Wheelmen
  • Welcome To the Wheeling Wheelmen.

    The Wheeling Wheelmen Bicycle Club founded by Phyllis Harmon, had its first meeting on April 26, 1970 with over 100 members in attendance. Since that time, the club has grown to almost 300 men and women serving the Northwest Chicagoland area with organized rides, social outings, informative meetings, bicycle advocacy, and a lot of friendship.

  • In Memory of Phyllis Harmon
    Founder of the Wheeling Wheelmen

    1916 to 2016

    Phyllis was an incredible person who did so much for the sport and recreation of bicycle riding. While she passed away at 99 years young, she will always be remembered by the cycling community. Among other accomplishments, she single handedly ran the League of American Wheelmen during the mid 20th century which became the League of American Bicyclists. She made sure that every league member fighting in World War II received a copy of the League's newsletter. Phyllis always stressed good and safe riding for all ages and to back this up rode 3363 miles from Los Angeles to Boston at 73 years old. She never settled for complacency by riding her first 100 mile ride in the 1930's and her last in 1999 at the age of 83. Phyllis led seven tours of New Zealand and was inducted U.S. Bicycling Hall Of Fame for her tremendous contribution to the sport of cycling.

  • 2016 Club Ride Schedule by Month

  • Wheeling Wheelmen club rides are done in a 'ride at your own pace' format. Cue sheets are provided so that, depending on who shows up, riders of similar riding ability can get together and ride at a pace that works best for them.

    Most rides will have anywhere from 5 to 25 riders. Almost all rides have rest stops where riders can re-group if they want.

    Club rides leave at the posted time. Check the ride start times and arrive early enough to set up your bike, sign in, get your cue sheet and meet the other riders. Club rides are a good way to improve your fitness and riding skills.

    The 2016 ride schedule, from March 19th to October 30th, will have almost 300 rides this season!

    There are short and long mileage options every weekend as well as a variety of weekday and evening rides.

  • Membership Registration Using PayPal Now Available

    Membership Registration or Renewal is now available using either your PayPal account, or by using the following Credit Cards:

  • 2016 Chili Ride

    Join us for the
    Annual Chili Ride

    Sunday, October 30, 2016

    The ride will start at 10:00am

    Join us for chili after the ride. We will have chili rain or shine
    If it rains chili will be served at 11:30am.

    Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass.

    Please RSVP to Dave Waycie at
    if you plan to stay for chili and find out what to bring.

  • 2016 Wheeling Wheelmen Banquiday

    We are combining the Banquet
    and Holiday party this year

    When?: Sunday, November 20
    Join us for a great time,
    and celebrate a fantastic cycling season
    2:00pm to 7:00pm

    Where?: Arlington Club Condominium Clubhouse
    1610 Newburn Court, Wheeling
    Click here for map

    Please RSVP to Pam Burke by November 6

    You can see Pam at the chili ride (October 30)
    otherwise email her at
    to find out what you can bring to the party. We are asking for appetizers, desserts or drinks. The club will be providing dinner.

  • 2016 Wheeling Wheelmen Banquiday

    Everybody had fun at our first annual Banquiday, and we would like to thank Pam, Ella and Joe for arranging the event.

    Ella with this year's top riders:
    Emily with 5309 miles.
    Dennis with 7274 miles.

  • Order Jerseys Closed

    The Wheeling Wheelmen jersey order has closed, if you need any further information, then please contact Brian Hale at brian.hale@halco-products.com

    Check the cool design:

  • Contact Us

    We can be contacted by email at:

    or by mail to:

    Wheeling Wheelmen Bicycle Club
    P.O. Box 7304
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-7304


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