Wheelmen to Descend on Cape May for 57th Annual Meet

CAPE MAY, NJ - Calling all cycling enthusiasts and history buffs! The Wheelmen, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of American cycling, will host their 57th Annual Meet in Cape May, New Jersey, from June 9th to 13th, 2024.

Wheelmen to Descend on Cape May for 57th Annual Meet
Wheelmen to Descend on Cape May for 57th Annual Meet

A Celebration of Vintage Cycling

This unique gathering will showcase the beauty and skill of vintage bicycles, with demonstrations and exhibitions throughout the city and surrounding areas, including the picturesque grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, the Cape May Point Science Center, and Cape May Point State Park.

Witness the elegance and agility of penny-farthings, high-wheel bicycles popular in the late 19th century, as Wheelmen worldwide gather to share their passion for these historic machines.

A Journey Through Cycling History:

Founded in 1967, The Wheelmen is committed to keeping the spirit of early cycling alive by restoring and riding pre-1932 bicycles. Their annual meet celebrates this rich history, with events ranging from 10-mile tours on vintage bikes to 100-mile century rides.

In addition to riding events, the meet also features bicycle games, a uniform costume judging, and a mesmerizing evening lantern ride. It's a rare opportunity to witness the camaraderie and dedication of these cycling enthusiasts as they pay homage to the golden era of cycling.

Cape May: A Fitting Backdrop:

Cape May, with its Victorian charm and scenic coastal beauty, provides the perfect backdrop for this historic event. The Wheelmen have chosen this picturesque location for their annual meet, following in the footsteps of previous gatherings in notable places like Mystic Seaport, Newport, and Williamsburg.

Join the Celebration:

The Wheelmen welcome all cycling enthusiasts to this unique celebration of vintage cycling. Whether you're a seasoned Wheelman or simply curious about the history of bicycles, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience.

The 2024 Wheelmen Meet is co-sponsored by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture), further solidifying its significance as a cultural and historical event. Don't miss this opportunity to step back in time and witness the elegance and passion of vintage cycling in one of America's most charming seaside towns.