Ariel Bicycle Club

From Wooljersey


Oakland, CA

Emblem & Uniform


22 Aug 1887


Two new clubs were organized the past week, the "Outing Cycle Club” in this city and the Ariel Bicycle Club in Oakland. The latter is composed of the members of the former Oakland Ramblers.

The Wheelmen. - The San Francisco Examiner, 22 Aug 1887

At the semi-annual election of the Ariel Bicycle Club, held a few days ago, the following officers were elected: J. D. Arkison, President; L. Sears, Treasurer; Charles Havens, Secretary: H. A. Maxwell, Captain, and T. Grimes, Lieutenant. Directors - L. Sears, J. D. Arkison, C. Havens, W. G. A. Miller, and C. J. Kryster. On Saturday evening next the club will have a little social time at the clubrooms in the Shattuck Hall, corner of Eighth street and Broadway. The occasion will be the presentation of the medals won at the tournament held on Thanksgiving Day. President Arkison of the club will present the medals, after which a banquet will be had.

THE WHEELMEN. - Election of Officers of the Ariel Bicycle Club. - Oakland Tribune, 01 Feb 1888

The principal bicycle clubs of San Francisco, Oakland, and vicinity recently organized the California Team Interclub Road Racing Association. The clubs in the association are the Ariel Club of Oakland, the Outing Cycle Club of San Francisco, the Garden City Club of San Jose, the Alameda Scorchers of Alameda, the Bay City Wheelmen of San Francisco, and the Oak Leaf Club of Stockton.

RACING WHEELMEN. - Oakland Tribune, 22 Feb 1888

Some months ago a bicycle club was formed in Oakland, and for months it flourished. It was known by the name Ariel - a pleasant title. Soon the membership began to increase, when it was found that a little back room was hardly sufficient to accommodate the youths seeking honors on the dusty roads. So a suite of rooms on Eighth street and Broadway, in the Shattuck block, was secured and fitted up in comfortable style, and here for many weeks the members of the Ariel Club met and discussed matters. But they will meet and discuss matters no more. The Ariel Bicycle Club is a thing of the past. It is "busted," and the ex-members of the Ramblers hail with delight the news of its sudden decease.

THE WHEELMEN. - The Rise and Fall of the Ariel Bicycle Club. - Oakland Tribune, 18 Apr 1888