Welcome to The Legacy—the page that chronicles the history of the Reno Wheelmen. In
The Legacy we will document the origins of the club, highlight key achievements, and
introduce you to key figures in our past.
While many know the exploits of some of our most famous members—Greg LeMond and
Inga Thompson, for example—did you know the club was founded in 1896? As the 19th
century gave way to the 20th, the Reno Wheelmen boasted over 400 members, and that at a
time when the city's population was only about 4,000. Today, we have 120 members. We
have some catching up to do! The RW was the sporting and social center of the community.
At that glorious moment in the club's history the RW even had it's own clubhouse—Wheelmen
Hall—with weight room, swimming pool, social hall and more. It held concerts, dances and
even plays at the clubhouse. Did you know, the club even had its own band! Yes, like in
concert band with tubas and everything! Anybody have a middle-school trombone to dust
Now, the Legacy of the Reno Wheelmen. I hope you enjoy the coming series.