STEVENS' ENTERTAINMENT. The Bay City Wheelman's "Smoker" - To-Day's Big Meeting. - The San Francisco Examiner, 16 Jan 1887

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See also STEVENS IN THE SADDLE. - San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 17, 1887


The Bay City Wheelmen's "Smoker" - To-Day's Big Meeting.

At their clubrooms, No. 202 McAllister street, the Bay City Wheelmen tendered Thomas Stevens, the celebrated bicycle tourist, an informal reception. The apartment was profusely decorated with the calla lilies, evergreens and flowers, while the tables were supplied with material calculated to make the heart of man glad.

Mr. Stevens sat sedately in his chair with a bouquet of violets in his hand, which he frequently applied to his olfactory organ with apparent relish. He confessed in a guilty manner that it had been transmitted to him from fair hands, which fact detracted nothing from its perfume.

The evening was spent in songs, toasts and other diversions.

The programme of the bicyclists to-day is for the city clubs to leave for Oakland on the 9:15 A. M. boat. They will be met by the Oakland clubs at the foot of Broadway. Then the route will be along Broadway to Fifth street, and along Fifth to Jackson, where a photograph of the body will be taken. After that a run will be made to Eighth, and thence along the county road to Haywards, where a banquet will be served. At least 150 wheelmen are expected to be in line.