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It is difficult--if not impossible--to determine all the business enterprises and cycle clubs that existed in Indiana around the turn of the twentieth century. The list presented here is a starting place for exploration of your own local bicycle history.

The Indiana Historical Bureau would like to know the results of your research and have copies of materials that you may find.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sources: The names of bicycle manufacturers and businesses have been compiled from records of Steve Carter and the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library. The names of cycle clubs are from The Cycle Club Bulletin, 1:41 (June 13, 1896), 3.

Bicycle clubs:

Businesses: $

Allen County

  • Ft. Wayne Cycling Club
  • Y.M.C.A. Triangle Cycling Club, Ft. Wayne
  • Morgan & Co., Ft. Wayne
  • Randall Cycle Co., Ft. Wayne

Blackford County

  • Congress Cycle Co., Hartford City

Bartholomew County

  • Columbia Brass & Iron Co., Columbus

Clark County

  • Rodgers Clark Cycle Club, Jeffersonville

Clay County

  • Brazil Road Club

De Kalb County

  • Butler Co., Butler

Delaware County

  • Ball Cycle Co., Muncie

Elkhart County

  • Elkhart Cycle Club
  • Ariel Cycle Club, Goshen
  • Acme Cycle Co., Elkhart
  • Soudan Manufacturing Co., Elkhart
  • Elkhart Cycle Co.
  • Spark Cycle Manufacturing Co., Goshen
  • Ariel Cycle Manufacturing Co., Goshen
  • Walker & Stutz Co., Goshen

Fayette County

  • William Roberts & Son, Connersville

Floyd County

  • T. S. Evans Manufacturing Co., New Albany

Grant County

  • Marion Cycle Club
  • Marion Cycle Co.

Hamilton County

  • Cicero Cycle Club
  • Noblesville Racy Club

Henry County

  • Knightstown Cycle Club
  • Speeder Cycle Mfg. Co., New Castle

Huntington County

  • Huntington Cycle Club

Jackson County

  • Timms Manufacturing Co., Seymour

Jay County

  • Jones Cycle Co., Portland

Jefferson County

  • Madison Cycle and Athletic Club

Kosciusko County

  • Warsaw Cycling Club
  • C. L. Leonard, Silver Lake

La Porte County

  • Crown Cycle Co., La Porte
  • Great Western Manufacturing Co., La Porte
  • Allen Manufacturing Co., Michigan City

Madison County

  • Alexandria Bicycle Club
  • Anderson Wheelmen
  • Anderson Bicycle Wheel Co.

Marion County

  • Indianapolis Cycle Club
  • Junior Cycle Club, Indianapolis
  • Montauk Club, Indianapolis
  • U.S. Military Wheelmen, Indianapolis
  • Waverly Bicycle Club, Indianapolis
  • H. T. Conde Implement Co., Indianapolis
  • Arrow Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Sensitive Governor Co., Indianapolis
  • National Bicycling Co., Indianapolis
  • S. A. Haines Co., Indianapolis
  • Dellis Cycle Co., Indianapolis
  • Central Cycle Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Hay & Willits Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Eclipse Bicycle Works, Indianapolis
  • Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis
  • Van Camp Hardware & Iron Co., Indianapolis
  • Famous Cycle Works, Indianapolis
  • H. T. Hearsey & Co., Indianapolis
  • V. B. Holton Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Wheelmen's Co., Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Cycle Co.
  • Mohawk Cycle Co., Indianapolis
  • A. M. Kleinschmidt, Indianapolis
  • Munger Cycle Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Outing Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Standard Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • W. G. Ribble Co., Indianapolis
  • Specialty Mfg. Co., Indianapolis
  • Vanguard Cycle Co., Indianapolis
  • Progress Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis
  • Pettis Dry Goods [New York Store], Indianapolis

Marshall County

  • Plymouth Cycle Club
  • Plymouth Cycle Manufacturing Co.
  • Marble Cycle Manufacturing Co., Plymouth

Miami County

  • Peru Cycle Exchange

Montgomery County

  • Tallyho Wheelmen, Crawfordsville

Noble County

  • Albion Bicycle Club

Perry County

  • Triumph Cycle Club, Tell City

Porter County

  • Valpo Cycle Club, Valparaiso

St. Joseph County

  • South Bend Cycle Club
  • Collmer Brothers, South Bend
  • Collman Brothers, South Bend
  • Brown Brothers, South Bend
  • Colfax Manufacturing Co., South Bend

Shelby County

  • Century Cycle Manufacturing Co., Shelbyville

Sullivan County

  • Ledgerwood Cycling Club, Sullivan

Tipton County

  • Tipton Cycle Club

Vanderburgh County

  • Evansville Cycle Club
  • Copeland Cycle Manufacturing Co., Evansville
  • Single Center Springs Co., Evansville
  • Evansville Cycle Works

Vermillion County

  • E. E. Harris, Perrysville

Vigo County

  • Wabash Cycling Club, Terre Haute
  • Terre Haute Manufacturing Co.

Wabash County

  • Dragon Cycle Club, Wabash

Wayne County

  • Richmond Cycle Club
  • Richmond Bicycle Co.
  • Henley Bicycle Works, Richmond

Whitley County

  • Churubusco Cycle Club