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.
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.
Everybody had fun at our first annual Banquiday, and we would like to thank Pam, Ella and Joe for arranging the event.
This year's top riders:
Emily with 4185 miles
Dennis with 6916 miles
153 Members Rode 145,540 Miles
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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