Garden City Bicycle Club

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See also Garden City Cyclers, Garden City Wheelmen and San Jose Cyclers.


San Jose, CA



  • R. Bailey
  • Al Col
  • J. E. Gibson
  • Al. Hyman
  • F. E. Shore
  • Dan Thornton
  • Ralph Wood
  • W. H. Wood

Bicycle Notes.

Three members of the Garden City Bicycle Club, a young but prosperous organization, W. W. Reed, Lloyd Moultrie and Walter Woods, made the trip to the Bay on Saturday, going to the city on the San Francisco side and returning on Monday on the Oakland side.

Two Santa Cruz bicyclists, Messrs. Young and Abraham, were in San Jose yesterday on their way to Sacramento and Stockton, in which part of the State they intend to spend a fortnight. They stopped last night at Washington Corners.

San Jose Mercury-news, Volume XXV, Number 155, 9 September 1884

Al. Hyman, R. Bailey and Captain Gibson, of the Garden City Bicycle Club, made the run to Gilroy aud back Sunday.

San Jose Mercury-news, Volume XXVI, Number 60, 18 November 1884

The San Francisco Chronicle has this important item: “The Santa Cruz Bicycle Club recently paid a visit to the Garden City Bicycle Club of San Jose, and among their number was Mr. McAfey, the Mayor of Santa Cruz." Such is fame! How do you do, Mayor McAfey?

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11 Sep 1884

Bicyclists Coming.

ED. SENTINEL: - On Sunday, April 19th, Al Hyman, Ralph Wood, F. E. Shore, Dan Thornton, W. H. Wood, and perhaps more of the Garden City Bicycle Club of San Jose, will make the run to Santa Cruz, leaving this city at 8:30


SAN JOSE, April 16th, 1885.

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Volume 2, Number 4, 18 April 1885

There is a cycling revival going on at San Jose. The old Garden City Bicycle Club is being reorganized as a league club. To live in San Jose and own a tandem tricycle is the 'cycler's dream of happiness.

The Wheel. - San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Oct 1886

All of the photographs are of the earliest members of the Garden City Wheelmen, the well-known local cycling club, which was organized in 1884, and the pictures of several of the charter members of the organization are among them. According to the records of the Wheelmen, the only seven men who owned bicycles in San Jose in 1884 - namely, R. G. Bailey, H. D. Boschken, J. E. Gibson, A. Hyman, L. Moultree, W. W. Reed, E. E. Thomas and D. L. Thornton - met on the evening of August 8 and organized what they styled the Garden City Cycling Club. The bicycle in those days was a crude affair and the seven members of the new organization were looked upon as foolhardy acrobats and gymnasts rather than as sane sportsmen, and for two years there were no recruits brave enough to join their order and participate in their pleasure trips. However, In 1886 the club reorganized under the name of the Garden City Wheelmen, of which the charter members were: G. P. Black, Fred Brohaska, W. S. Johnson, L. F. Lindley, A. S. Mangrum and A. C. McKenney, in addition to those already, named as charter members of the original organization.

San Jose Mercury-news, Volume LXXIV, Number 68, 8 March 1908