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51st National Meet

July 25-29, 2018

Oberlin, Ohio

Sponsored by:

OHIO WHEELMEN
The Ohio division of The Wheelmen

Hosted by:

Oberlin, Ohio

The meet will include the usual OHWT, swap meet, public demonstrations, speakers, century ride, and the ever-popular BUSINESS MEETING!

Plans are being made for some workshops to be conducted during the Meet with technical topics, fashion, restoration, etc. Do you have a special skill or knowledge you'd like to share with others?

The summary schedule will be updated as the meet is developed.

Come for the MEET, but stick around for the FUN!
Come early and ride some quiet trails and rural roads in the area. Or plan a family vacation with the multitude of attractions in northern Ohio and nearby Lake Erie.

A special feature will be a gathering of tall bicycles, ordinaries and safeties! Bring it to show or show AND ride. Do you have a 58" or 60" wheel? Or Bigger? What about a tall-frame safety, like a Columbia Model 38 or 39?

We're asking each state or region to bring an exemplary example of their uniform to the meet to capture a visual image of the uniform to go along with the written description. This will be helpful for new members (and some of us not-so-new members).

If you are wondering about where you will be riding at the meet, check this page for the OHWT and the two century day route choices.

If you are considering riding TO the meet, check this page for some helpful local information. More will be added as it is developed.

C. W. Savage and friends at Oberlin College, ca. 1890

Oberlin College High Bicycle Club, ca. 1890

Visiting Oberlin

Visitor's information from Oberlin College. Find accommodations, local restaurants, transportation services, and more for your visit to Oberlin.

Area Attractions

Oberlin Heritage Center - to preserve and share Oberlin's unique heritage Guidebook for cycling tour of Oberlin historical spots. Reading it is a virtual tour of Oberlin.

The Hickories Museum, Elyria, a.k.a. the home of Arthur L. Garford (yes, the padded saddle guy).

More about Elyria's bicycle connections with Colson and Worthington.

The Lorain County segment of the North Coast Inland Trail goes through Oberlin!

Long paved and gravel sections alternate from east of Toledo to just west of Cleveland.
North Coast Inland Trail

Discover All You Can Do in Lorain County, the county visitor bureau. Lorain County Metroparks
* Splash Zone in Oberlin!
Spirit of 76 Museum, Wellington Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin
Crawford Aviation & Auto Museum, Cleveland Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland
Cedar Point Amusement Park & Waterpark, Sandusky Cleveland Natural History Museum, Cleveland
Lake Erie Shores & Islands - The lakeshore area along with South Bass Island and Kelleys Island. Sometimes called Vacationland. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
Toft's Dairy ice cream, Sandusky
* Ohio's Oldest Dairy
Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton
Memphis Kiddie Park, Brooklyn (Cleveland suburb), Ohio - This old-fashioned amusement park has ten rides that have been putting smiles on children's faces since 1952. A Christmas Story House, Cleveland
* The "You'll shoot your eye out" house.
Int'l Women's Air & Space Museum, Cleveland USS COD Submarine Memorial, Cleveland
Bicycle Museum of America, New Bremen Bicycle Heaven Shop & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Time has been turned back to the 1880's at Slate Run Historical Farm, just SE of Columbus. Experience first-hand what life was like on an 1880's Ohio farm. Step back to the Wheelmen era on a farm on your way to or from Oberlin.
The gothic revival farmhouse was built in 1856 and restored by Metro Parks for authenticity. The multi-bay barn was built by Samuel Oman, the fourth owner of Slate Run Farm, and restored by Amish carpenters.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada, and the U.S.
The Memorial and Put-In-Bay (city) are on South Bass Island in Lake Erie near Port Clinton.

Some sweet NE Ohio history trivia. The Life Saver candies were invented just east of Cleveland. Read about the inventor Clarence A. Crane.

Tony Packo's Restaurant, Toledo, made famous on M*A*S*H

Water parks in the area

Zoos in northern Ohio

Other Bicycle Events nearby

  • Dog Days Wine Tour Info - Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • More will be added as the Ohio bicycle ride calendar is developed.

Area Motels, B&B, and Campgrounds



For more information on this event and/or to indicate your intentions to participate, please send an e-mail to the Ohio Wheelmen Captain.

The Wheelmen national organization has an extensive event list.




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