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Brighton Clubhouse

February 13, 2015

Recently I was contacted by the great-grandson of William Windisch, who was a founding member of the Brighton Bicycle Club, and he shared with me some amazing photos.  I am researching them at the moment, but wanted to share these two images of the old clubhouse down on West 14th Street next to Music Hall. The photo shows the club assembling for a run up to the zoo on Vine Street in the spring of 1894. This was an annual event hosted by the club. They often invited riders from out of town to join them for a day of touring the Queen City. The Cincinnati Historical Society has a similar image, but it was taken before or after this one.

Here’s the image in the Cincinnati Historical Society’s collection:


Brighton Bicycle Club Clubhouse

Here the group is assembled at the front of the clubhouse, dressed in their uniforms, prior to the run.  The note at the foot of the photo is in Willie Windisch’s hand.

Brighton Bicycle Club Clubhouse

Brighton Bicycle Club Clubhouse

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  1. March 3, 2015 2:25 pm

    Fantastic photos! I am always on the look out for old cycling photos – particularly local ones- for use in presentations I give on bicycling and the law! Do you have the original photos?

    • March 3, 2015 11:57 pm

      Steve – these images come from a variety of sources, but all are digital. I wish I had some originals! The Cincinnati Historical Society library at Union Terminal has a great collection. I recommend you visit and check them out.

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