Ralph M. Thompson
Ralph M. Thompson Jan 1864 -
Brother of W. E. Thompson
Chief Consul, League of American Wheelmen
A very enjoyable trip for wheelmen to take is the one made by S. H. Knapp Jr. and W. M. Meeker on Sunday week. Leaving San Mateo they took the Spanishtown road as far as Wylie's on the summit, from where they rode along the ridge of the mountains to Pelarcitos [sic] and returned by Lake San Andreas. The same day C. A. Howard and R. M. Thompson rode to Spanishtown and back.
Several parties are being formed to wheel to the Yosemite this year, one consisting of W. M. Meeker, Walter D. Sheldon, S. H. Knapp Jr. and R. M. Thompson, who expect to go in May. Ed Landis, C. N. Langton and H. A. Spalding will go the latter part of June. F. W. Ray, J. G. Cox, E. W. Adams and others will go to Lake Tahoe. Sanford Plummer, George P. Wetmore, Thomas H. Doane and C. W. Hammer will probably do the Yosemite some time during the season.
The "century run" of wheelmen from San Francisco to Hollister was successfully made on Sunday. Messrs. Ralph Thompson, Chief Consul, and W. E. Thompson, sons of Richard Thompson of this place, were among the number.
Bicycle riders should take advantage of these beautiful nights and enjoy a ride around the Cliff road; wheels supplied at all hours. Ladies and gentlemen taught to ride in thirty minutes. THOMPSON & HAMMER. 3
...ex-president of the Bay City Wheelmen and at one time chief consul of the League of American Wheelmen on the Coast...
Bad Fall from a Bicycle.
Santa Cruz, May 12. - This afternoon Ralph Thompson, captain of the Pilot Wheelmen and ex-chiet consul of the San Francisco Bicyclists, met with a serious accident while coasting on his bicycle near Capitola. He fell from his wheel and struck his head against a rock. He is suffering from concussion of the brain. Dr. Morgan, the attending płysician, says that his recovery is probable. Thompson is a prominent young business man of this city, and was among the first organizers of bicycle clubs in this state.