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 manufactured in and before 1932, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. This organization follows bicycle development with such types as the Draissine, Velocipede, Boneshaker, Ordinary (also known as a High Wheeler or Penny Farthing), Tricycle, High Wheel Safety, Hard Tired Safety, Cushion Tire Safety, and Pneumatic Safety (including Tandems and Chainless models). Many of these antique bicycles were instrumental in The Good Roads Movement from which America has benefited to this day.
The Wheelmen are organized by state. Each state’s activities are coordinated by the Captain. If you want to have the Wheelmen appear at your event or activity, or if you want to find out more about The Wheelmen in your state before joining, please contact your state’s Captain. Illinois, contact Paul Schmidt via firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-356-7865; Iowa, contact Charles Harper via email@example.com, 563-263-1730; Michigan contact Bill Smith via bswheels.comcast.net, 734-377-6953; Minnesota contact Juston Anderson via firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-788-0210; Wisconsin contact Tom Edfors via email@example.com, 920-648-3067. And Ontario (Yes!) contact Richard Wolfe via firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-641-1878. While the 53rd Annual National Meet had to be canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, the 54th os being planned for Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 4-8, 2021.