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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 (1918 or 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 TBD, 2018
Hosted by Bicycle Museum of America

Big Event in July 2018

The Wheelmen's 51st Annual Meet will come to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio in July 2018!

The Ohio Wheelmen will host The Wheelmen Annual Meet for 2018 at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The activity dates will be Wednesday through Sunday, July 25-29. Please check the Meet Information page. We expect upwards of 200 Wheelmen attending from across the country, Canada, and other international locales.

Put it in your calendar now! On-line registration will begin very early in 2018. If you would like to contribute a job or function for the meet, send an e-mail to the Ohio Wheelmen captain.

We're planning some educational workshops by leaders knowledgeable about their area. If you would like to lead a discussion, workshop, or hands-on demo, please let the meet captain know.

Looking Back to July 2012

The Wheelmen's 45th Annual Meet came to Findlay, Ohio in July!

The Ohio Wheelmen hosted The Wheelmen Annual Meet for 2012 at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. The activity dates were Wednesday through Sunday, July 18-22. Please check the Meet Information page. We had 191 Wheelmen attend the meet along with some Wheelmen that showed up just for the world-record Penny Farthing Stack on Saturday morning.

Thumbnail versions of the group photo and the world-record stack photo are available here.

There are some photos and videos from the 1991 Findlay Meet towards the bottom of our photo gallery page. That meet was a combined Annual Meet of The Wheelmen and the International Veteran Cyclists Association (IVCA).

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 August 20, 2017

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