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Why not remember?

July 30, 2013

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Cincinnati has a great number of historic places. Many of them have historic markers. However, there are no markers anywhere in the City that memorialize the rich cycling history of the Queen City. We are home to one of the oldest clubs in the nation, our wheelmen were active in local businesses and helped shape the city by advocating for good roads. We had many active women cyclists who formed clubs and discovered the freedoms of the open road.  Our many weekend excursions to the small towns outside of the city helped foster the idea of travel for leisure. I would think that the many cyclists who live in this town would be proud to have a monument near Garfield Place, which was the traditional starting point for runs in the 1890’s, or on 7th Street near the Associated Cyclists clubhouse, or on 14th Street next to Music Hall where the Brighton Clubhouse was (and still is) situated.

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