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.

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. Click here for more information about club rides.

Social Activities - 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, Cross Country skiing and hiking.

You don't have to be a member to try a club ride or attend a club meeting. Check out the Club Rides link and come out and join us. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to Contact Us or check us on Facebook (see link in header).

The club has a Constitution and maintains this website, a Yahoo Group and a Newsletter with information about club activities. Membership registration is available here.

Below are some published articles that help describe what we are all about:

  • Click here for the history of the Wheeling Wheelmen and the Harmon Hundred - from Chicago Athlete, September 2002
  • Click here for an article about the Wheeling Wheelmen - from the Daily Herald, July 1998
  • Click here to see how the club gives 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.

Additional information about Phyllis Harmon's contribution to our country's bicycling culture can be found in the articles below:

  • Click here for information about club founder Phyllis Harmon - from League of American Bicyclists - Summer 2003
  • Click here for article about Phyllis Harmon's selection as one of 25 most influential people in American bicycling - Fall of 2005
  • Click here for information about Phyllis Harmon's induction into U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame - November 2009
  • Click here for a chat with the grande dame of Chicago bicycling
  • Click here for information about women's bike history - Phyllis Harmon - September 2013
  • Click here for information about the Village of Wheeling's dedication of the "Phyllis Harmon Path" - September 2013
  • Click here for Phylis Harmon's Obituary - August 2016