Garden City Wheelmen

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See also Garden City Bicycle Club, Garden City Cyclers and San Jose Cyclers.


San Jose, CA



version 1

version 2, 1897 -

Version 1 of the Garden City Wheelmen, 1887 - ?

On Thanksgiving Day a twenty-five-mile road race will be held under the auspices of the Oakland Ramblers, on the triangle running from San Leandro to San Lorenzo, and midway on the Haywards road. The following teams have entered: Bay City Wheelmen - Elwell, Adcock and Booth; Oakland Ramblers - Ireland, Harolson and Rosborough; San Mateo Wheelmen - Donnelly, Knapp and Reed, San Francisco Bicycle Club - Larzelere, Griffin and Letcher; Capitol City Wheelmen - Cook, Breuner and Toll of Sacramento. As many well-known racing men have entered this contest, a very exciting race is expected. The Garden City Wheelmen of San Jose decline to enter a team, as they say the Bay City flyers are too much for them.

The Wheel. - San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov 1886

At that time he was a member of the Garden City Wheelmen, which was started in 1886. This club combined with the San Jose Cyclers and formed the Garden City Cyclers.

A LOS ANGELES WHEELMAN. - Fox Will Represent Southern California at the Fair Races. - The San Francisco Examiner, 28 Apr 1894

Version 2 of the Garden City Wheelmen, 1897 - ?

Garden City Wheelmen.

SAN JOSE, Oct. 31. - The Garden City Wheelmen, successors of the Garden City Cyclers, held the first five-mile handicap road race today over the East San José course. Howard Buffington, whose handicap was 1m. 20s., won first place. Tony Delmas, scratch, went the five miles in 13:17, winning the time prize.

The Los Angeles Times, 01 Nov 1897


The Garden City Cyclers of San Jose went to the wall sometime ago in San Jose. They attempted too much in the construction of a wheel track, and insolvency swamped them. But the membership resolved upon reorganization, and a new club has just arisen out of the ashes of the old one, It is all due to the untiring efforts of such men as R. J. Butler, J. A. Desimone, and J. B. Lambkin. The name ef the new club is the Garden City Wheelmen, and the following are the officers:

President, J. B. Lambkin; Vice-President, Robert J. Butler; Recording Secretary, J. A. Desimone; Financial Secretary. H. L. Miller; Directors, George Osen, George Owen, Dr. F. Schumacher, Al. Hubbard, and Edgar Johnson. Committees: Recruiting - R. J. Butler and Tony Delmas. Club Rooms - R. J. Butler and Dr. Schumacher. A secret committee to pass upon applications for charter membership was also appointed.

The Record-Union, 19 Sep 1897