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About the Ohio Wheelmen

The Ohio Wheelmen is a state division of The Wheelmen for members living in Ohio. Wheelmen in Ohio participate in parades, demonstrate riding to the public, collect cycling memorabilia, research topics, and ride their machines.

The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles (1932 and earlier), and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. Members are intent on learning lost skills, retelling lost stories, researching and writing of the golden era of cycling.
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Join up using the straightforward on-line system.

The uniform for Ohio Wheelmen is defined in The Wheelmen Bulletin #5a. The excerpt for Ohio is on this page.

The Wheelmen site has a wonderful page of Frequently Asked Questions about the Wheelmen organization and its members.

Upcoming Events

This schedule lists upcoming events in Ohio as well as other national or regional meets.
Event Organizer: Please consult this page to request an appearance by the Ohio Wheelmen at your event.

Annual Ohio Wheelmen Memorabilia Meet

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hosted by Bicycle Museum of America
New Bremen, Ohio

The 52nd Annual Meet of The Wheelmen

July 24-28 2019
Sedalia, Missouri

For information, contact James Allen and watch upcoming Newsletters.

Recent Past Events

The 51st Annual Meet of The Wheelmen

July 25 - 29, 2018
Hosted by Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

The Wheelmen's 51st Annual Meet was held at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio in July 2018!

The Ohio Wheelmen conducted The Wheelmen 51st Annual Meet at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The activity dates were Wednesday through Sunday, July 25-29. Please check the Meet Information page. We had 111 Wheelmen attending from across the U.S. and Ontario.

Sauder Village Regional Biennial Meet

August 4 & 5, 2018
Hosted by Sauder Village
Archbold, Ohio

The Ohio Wheelmen conducted the biennial Sauder Village Regional Meet this year. Details will be added here and on the schedule page.

Photo Galleries

The Ohio Wheelmen photo gallery contains photos of modern Wheelmen participating in Ohio events, regional events, and national meets.

A more extensive Wheelmen photo gallery of today's wheelmen is on The Wheelmen national web site. These are categorized by event and several years of the Sauder Village Regional Meet are included.

Selected photos from the inaugural FORTH race are on this photo gallery page. This race was conducted September 5, 2010 in preparation as an annual event.

How do you ride an Ordinary bicycle?

Here is a short explanation about riding an Ordinary (aka Penny Farthing or High Wheel) bicycle. Jim O'Hagan, one of the bicycle presenters at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, explains and demonstrates how to get on and off an Ordinary and how easy they are to ride. Jim is a member of the Michigan Wheelmen. Notice the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop across the street behind Jim.

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Notable Ohio Wheelmen in the Past

Berna "Barney" Oldfield was born January 29, 1878 in York Township of Fulton County in northwest Ohio. He died October 4, 1946 and is buried in California. The Fulton County Historical Society has a long page of information about this famous racer, both on a wheel and in an automobile.

Fun High Wheel Stuff

Just for fun, here is a 2011 Super Bowl video ad that features high wheel bicycle riders! The son of a California Wheelmen rode in the ad. Other riders are stunt men and professional bicycle racers.

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Enjoy this short YouTube video about peddlers in the city of Edina.

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This page was last updated on March 29, 2019

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