About Us

The Rapid Wheelmen is a bicycle club based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Club strives to promote fun, safe cycling for all through rides, races, tours, and advocacy.

Rapid Wheelmen Constitution (PDF)


Join Us!

Feel free to join us at any of our rides and events, at our meetings, or our group rides.  All of these things are open to anyone.


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is an eager band of bike nuts who donate time and energy to make the Wheelmen thrive. Contact any Board member via email using the links below or by mail c/o Rapid Wheelmen, PO Box 1008, Grand Rapids, MI 49501.

Voting members include:

The Board quite often communicates using it's own Yahoo group. If you are a club member in good standing and would like to keep up with online board discussions please join us at this link: Officers Yahoo Group

Non-voting members include:


The Rapid Wheelmen was organized in April, 1970, in the back room of Alger Schwinn Cyclery, then located in Alger Heights in southeast Grand Rapids. Early activities centered around club rides, meetings, picnics and camp-outs.

The Club hosted its first invitational ride, the “One Hundred Grand,” in 1973. 1973 was also the year of the first Arab oil embargo, which led to a shortage of bicycles and a boost in membership.

Over the years, the Club has branched out into racing, mountain biking, additional invitational rides, safety education programs, advocacy for cyclists’ rights and facilities, and fundraising for charities. We try to be all things to all cyclists - future activities will likely be determined by new trends in cycling.