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.
|Let's Go for a Ride!
Club rides are a good way to improve your bicycling knowledge,
skills and fitness. They provide fun and camaraderie with
greater visibility and safety on the road. More information
about club rides can be found here.
We have club meetings on the first Thursday of designated
months where we often host programs to enhance our cycling
knowledge. In addition, our members get together for an annual
club picnic, banquet and holiday party. Throughout the winter we
stay active with mountain biking, XC-skiing and hiking.
You don't have to be a member
to try a club ride or attend a club meeting. Check out the
Rides or Meeting
links and come out and join us. If you have questions, please
don't hesitate to contact us.
The club has a
constitution and maintains this website, a
yahoo group and a newsletter with
information about club activities.
A membership application is available
Below are some published articles that help describe what we are
History of the Wheeling Wheelmen and the Harmon Hundred
from Chicago Athlete,
from the Daily Herald, July 1998
Bicycling Club Gives Something Back to the Community
We are honored to have as our club founder, Phyllis Harmon, who
single-handedly nurtured America's national bicycle organization, the
League of American Bicyclists. Information about Phyllis Harmon's
contribution to our country's bicycling culture can be found in the
Club Founder Phyllis Harmon
from League of American Bicyclists, Summer
Harmon inducted into U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, November 2009
Women's (Bike) History:
Phyllis Harmon selected as one of 25
most influential people in American bicycling
A Chat with the grande dame of