Liberty Cycling Club

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See also Liberty Cycling Club Ladies' Annex


San Francisco, CA


a torch and a crescent (Liberty Cycling Club)


The latest wheel club is the Liberty Cycling Club, whose emblem is a torch and a crescent.

1895/09/06 draft: CYCLING UP TO DATE. - The Annual Associated Clubs Parade at San Jose. Picnic at Congress Springs - The San Francisco Examiner, 06 Sep 1894

Liberty Club Cyclists.

The Liberty Cycling Club beld a run down to Haywards yesterday for the purpose of witnessing the finish of the California Cycling Amateurs' ten-mile road race. Tbe club went down under the command of Captain W. J. Irelan.

The San Francisco Call - 15 Oct 1894

Another cycling club has established headquarters in the Mission riding district. It is the Liberty Cycling Club, located at 505 Capp street.

The San Francisco Examiner 21 Nov 1894

The Imperial Cycling Club and Liberty Cycling Club of this city made applications to join the association. They were referred to the interclub relation committee and received their approval. The amendment to the by-laws making it impossible for a member expelled from one club to join any other club of the association without first obtaining the consent of the club from which he had been expelled was declared null and void.

San Francisco Chronicle - 02 Dec 1894

The Liberty Cycling Club at its regular meeting elected the following officers for the ensuing term: President, H. E. Morton; Secretary-Treasurer, W. B. Boughton; Captain, A. Schmitz; First Lieutenant, C. Boughton; Sergeant-at-Arms, M. Joost. The club also decided to join the Associated Cycling Clubs.

The San Francisco Examiner - 08 Dec 1894

The Liberty Cycling Club's run to-morrow will be to Ocean View and the beach. The Libertys have their first annual ball on March 12th.

FOR THE CYCLE TOURNAMENT. - The Racing Men Who Will Take Part in Next Week's Races. - The San Francisco Examiner, 16 Feb 1895

Lieutenant Irelan has a called run of the Liberty Cycling Club to Oak Grove tomorrow, taking the 9:30 a.m. boat and train to Golden Gate, Berkeley, where the wheels will be resumed. William Beatty has been elected to membership in this club.


A small party of the Liberty Club wheelmen left last night en route for San Jose and Santa Cruz to attend the carnival.

AMONG THE WHEELMEN - San Francisco Chronicle 15 Jun 1895

The Liberty Cycling Club is about to form a ladies' annex. The club will have a theater party to the Tivoli next Monday evening, and a hop at the clubrooms July 25. C. Meyer, O. St. Denis, C. Armbruster, N. A. Robinson and W. E. Bouton have charge of the latter function. The club will hold a run to Crystal Springs tomorrow, which is a very pretty ride.

The San Francisco Call 20 Jul 1895

The Liberty Cycling Club has a run out through the Oakland foothills to-morrow, the following week they will ride to Bolinas and in the middle of August will escort the members of the Ladies' Annex through the Park. The club is steadily gaining in numbers and gives promise of becoming a power in cycling.

The San Francisco Examiner - 27 Jul 1895

Last Monday night the Liberty Cycling Club [photo is of their "ladies' annex" M.F.] held a theater party at the Tivoli. Nearly all the members attended and greatly enjoyed the evening. Thursday evening the club held a dance at Mission Turn-Verein Hall, which was well attended and very enjoyable. Norval A. Robinson acted as floor manager, and dancing was indulged in until midnight. The club members rightly believe in enjoying social as well as cycling pleasures during the week, and will have these hops regularly hereafter. To-morrow a run will be held to the Oakland foothills, leaving on the 9 a. m. creek-route boat. On August 4 the members will ride to Bolinas. The ladies' annex to the club is growing rapidly, and under the guidance of Mrs. Robinson promises to become quite a factor before long.

THE WHEELMEN. - San Francisco Call, 27 July 1895

The Liberty Cycling Club will go to Bolinas to-morrow, taking the 8 a. m. Sausalito boat. This is a hard ride, but a particularly beautiful one, and the scenery en route fully repays one for the hard work incident to the trip. On Sunday, the 11th inst., the club will have a run to San Mateo, on the 18th to the park with the ladies' annex, and on the 25th a five-mile roadrace over the San Mateo course, the entries for which close Tuesday evening, August 13. The handicapping will be done by F. Fanning, C. Meyer, R. McLean, S. Mitchell and J. Quarga.


The following communication from Miss Ida M. Stanford, secretary-treasurer of the Ladies' Annex to the Liberty Cycling Club, is self-explanatory:

The Ladies' Annex to the Liberty Cycling Club was formed last Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. N. A Robinson, 1141 Market street where twelve young ladies congregated for the purpose of joining a bloomer club.

The charter members are: Mrs. N. A. Robinson, Miss Ida M. Stanford, Miss L. M. Munson, Mrs. McMillan, Miss M. I. Crowley, Miss A. T. Crowley, Mrs. L. H. Brod, Miss Nixon, Miss F. Webster, Mrs. L. M. Hoeg, Mrs. Chris Westphal and Miss Fenton, all bloomerites. Our colors are white and gold, and the emblem the gold liberty bell suspended to a white lover's knot.

The club chose the following officers: President, Miss L. M. Munson; secretary-treasurer, Miss Ida M. Stanford; captain, Mrs. N. A. Robinson.

Runs have been called by the captain as follows: To the park and beach, Sunday, August 4; to San Leandro, August 11, and on the 18th a joint run will be taken to Golden Gate Park with the Liberty Cycling Club. All the members are young and enthusiastic and mean to work for the good of their sister bikers.

THE WHEELMEN. - San Jose Road Club's Five-Mile Road Race To-Morrow. - HE IS AN ENTHUSIAST. - Henry Martin Now Rides a Bike for Pleasure. - San Francisco Call, 3 August 1895

The Liberty Cycling Club and its ladies' annex made an attractive showing in the park yesterday, the ladies being well represented and nearly all wore the bloomer costume.

WHEELMEN'S ROAD RACES - San Francisco Call - August 19, 1895

There is one road race scheduled for to-morrow, that of the Liberty Cycling Club, which will be held over the San Leandro-Haywards course at 2 P. M. The entries and handicaps are as follows: Albert Shieb, F. R. Haley, F. Struven, scratch; Thomas White, H. Wahnig, 30 seconds; Ben Muller, Charles Lieb, Fred Rusher, 1:00; M. Kielberg, Charles Barnes, 1:30; H. Griffith, Fred Koch, 2:00; Joseph Holle, H. Roberts, 2:30., The club members will have a run to witness the event, taking the 10 o'clock broad-gauge boat.

THE WHEELMEN. - The San Francisco Call - August 29, 1896