History, Purpose and Mission


  • In 1888 a club was formed in Tacoma for men who rode the “Big Wheel” bicycle.  This club was in existence for  many  years. 
  • In l974, a group of local cycle enthusiasts formed a new bicycle club using the name of the earlier club--thus the word "Wheelmen" in our Club name.
  • The word "Bicycle" was added to our name in l99? to help explain the kind of club we are. A  vote of the membership in 2009 decided to keep “Wheelmen” in the Club name. 
  • We are a 501© 7 non-profit organization.


Our purpose is to:

*Promote bicycling for recreation, health and transportation.

*Organize social and bicycle activities.

*Work with other clubs and organizations to promote bicycling.

*Inform and educate members and the public regarding bicycle issues and safety.


Our mission is to provide “Cycling for Fun, Fitness and Livable Communities."



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