George R. Butler

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The Bay City Wheelmen's Club has been organised with the following officers: President, E. Mohrig; Vice President, George F. Day; Captain, R. F. Cook; Secretary, W. J. Munro; First Lieutenant, George R. Butler; Second Lieutenant, S. F. Booth; Bugler, Thomas Hill. The club has already taken a couple of runs. 

Founding of Bay City Wheelmen - San Francisco Chronicle 23 Sep 1884, Tue - Page 3

George R. Butler, the club's photographer, is also a veteran, and the hero of many long rides. In company with Mohrig he made the round trip to San Jose, his brother being the first to accomplish the ride and his trip being the next. He is a regular member of the commissary and does great execution with his camera; in fact, a club run would not be complete without Butler and his camera.

BAY CITY WHEELMEN, Well-Known Athletes Who Travel Around on Wheels. - The San Francisco Examiner, Oct 14, 1888


'League of American Wheelmen Century Run, June 1, 1890, in San Francisco at 21st and Capp Mission Street. ( George R. Butler/California Historical Society)'

The much talked-of 100-mile ride of the California Division, League of American Wheelmen, took place June 1st and proved a great success. The route was from this city straightaway to Hollister. Sixty-five bicyclists started with the intention of completing the full distance, and of this number fifty-three finished. The start was made from Twenty-first and Mission streets at 5:22 A. M. It was intended to start at 5 o'clock sharp, but the ever present photographer consumed some time in getting a picture. Between San Francisco and Millbrae, seventeen miles, Captain Meeker took his men along at such a pace that they regained the twenty-two minutes lost at the start so that Millbrae was reached on schedule time. The hotel man was quite unprepared for such a crowd at breakfast, and some of the riders suffered in consequence. The pace to San Jose seemed rather fast and took a great deal out of some of the riders. Dan O'Callaghan and others turned it up at San Jose.

The Wheelmen. - San Francisco Chronicle, 09 Jun 1890