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 or Club Meetings links 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:

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: