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The Trophies

With tremendous gratitude to the Nevada Historical Society, and especially the Curator for the Museum Artifact Collection Ms. Sherlyn Hayes-Zorn. The Reno Wheelmen were granted access to the trophy collection and provided a photo studio to document the trophies held at the museum. Not all trophies were photographed, but those below form as thorough a [...]

By | 2017-04-19T21:01:57-07:00 January 4th, 2010|Wheelmen Legacy|0 Comments

Yester-Year Tech Talk

The Machines They Rode. In an era when there were nearly 3,100 different bike brands in the U.S. the c. 1900 Reno Wheelmen rode Racycle brand racing bikes nearly exclusively, made by the Miami Cycle & Mfg. Company of Middletown, OH.  Racycle was also the choice of noted racers around the country. Click the PDF [...]

By | 2017-04-19T21:04:57-07:00 August 21st, 2009|Wheelmen Legacy|0 Comments

RW Trainer King Ryan – the Man Behind the Success

Behind every great team or champion there is a great Directeur Sportif—as Bruyneel is to Armstrong, or Guimard was to Hinault. King Ryan filled that bill for the early Reno Wheelmen. Today, Ryan would likely be called a Directeur Sportif, DS, manager, or coach, but in his day he was simply the “trainer.” Click the [...]

By | 2017-04-18T21:29:03-07:00 August 13th, 2009|Wheelmen Legacy|0 Comments

Art Keddie

July, 109 years ago, a couple dozen Reno Wheelmen packed up their bikes and together with 150 faithful supporters set off over the Sierra. Destination, Sacramento, to take on powerhouse Capital City Wheelmen for the Pacific Coast Championships. The format was simple. A 50-mile relay race. One rider at a time from each team, each [...]

By | 2017-04-18T21:14:15-07:00 August 4th, 2009|Wheelmen Legacy|0 Comments

About the Legacy

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-20T07:58:52-07:00 January 4th, 2009|Wheelmen Legacy|2 Comments