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:
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.