The Cincinnati Bicycle Club
The Wheel World, published in London, had this news bit from September 8, 1880:
“Last Thursday evening, the riders of the bicycle in these parts assembled at the residence of one of the members, and formed the Cincinnati Bicycle Club.” They elected the first officers, who were Joseph G. Kitchell, President; George Wilshire, Secretary and Treasurer; and William H. Reed, Captain. They all lived downtown around 4th and Ludlow Streets (lost to Lytle Park). The club had 15 members, who enjoyed touring from downtown Cincinnati to the rural regions of Northern Kentucky and Hamilton Counties.