Annual National Meet 2022

55th Annual Meet
Goshen, Indiana
July 20-24, 2022

We have a wonderful, exciting meet planned for 2022.  Goshen College is looking forward to hosting our 55th meet on their beautiful campus.  We will have all the traditional events taking place such as our century ride, OHWT, swap meet, bicycle games and of course, ice cream social.  This year we are planning on presentations from some of the speakers who are presenting at the International Cycling History Conference being held July 16-20 in Indianapolis.  Also, we are adding a memorabilia and bike show and tell, with the hope that all of you will bring out some of those treasures and bikes you have collected to share with the group.  There will be a repeat of the very popular antique bike photo fashion show this year coordinated by Cathy Smith and a friendly bicycle fabric sewing competition coordinated by Susan McKenzie and Alison Torpey.  Registration for the meet is included in the Winter 2022 newsletter and available online here  http://vark.us/wheelmen/meet.php.  We are very close to Shipshewana, and are attempting to offer transportation there for non-riders on century day to explore and shop.   Updated information will be posted on our website as plans become finalized.  Anyone with questions or ideas, please contact Randy Oleynik at robike@sbcglobal.net

Please come and see old friends, make new friends and ride in the quiet Amish countryside.

Tentative Agenda (as of May12, 2022)

Wednesday, July 20th

3:00 – 7:00 pm Wheelmen arrive and check in
5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome meeting and program
Lorne Shields, Toronto, Ontario: Developmental, Social & Sport History of
Cycles in America as Illustrated with Photographs

8:00 – 8:30 pm Century and riders meeting
8:30 pm – ? Executive Board meeting

Thursday, July 21st

6:00 am All riders may begin Century Ride
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
Non riders may visit Goshen, Shipshewana, and Elkhart areas
Afternoon: Bicycle Fabric Sewing Competition
Displayed and modeled in Dorm Common Area
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 pm Group movie
8:30 pm Ice cream social during movie break

Friday, July 22nd (Day Pass available for one day only attendees)

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am Swap meet
10:00 am – noon Bicycle games
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 pm Memorabilia meet-show and tell
Bring your interesting and/or rare item, items, or collection to show and
discuss with others
1:30 – 2:30 pm Seminars and/or speakers- Session 1
* Emily Smith – Bugling
* Glenn Norcliffe – Therapeutic Cycles
3:00 – 4:00 pm Seminars and/or speakers- Session 2
* Paul Rubenson – TBD
* Carson Torpey – Cycling Research Techniques
5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – Possible public bicycle demonstrations
8:00 – 10 pm Evening Programs
* Fashion Show and Antique Images, Cathy Smith
* Global Indian Cyclists in Early 20th Century
Anoop Babani and Savia Viegas, Goa, India wrote and published The
Bicycle Diaries, the first book on India’s cycling history. The book
describes twelve Indian cyclists and their cycling expeditions across
the globe between 1923 and 1942.

Saturday, July 23rd

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Group photo
9:30 – ? am Group OHWT/OAST 10 mile ride
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm Wheelmen business meeting
5:30 – 6:30 pm Banquet meal and children’s banquet
6:30 – ? pm Closing program and awards

Sunday, July 24th

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 11 am Check out

All of this is subject to change as we get closer to the meet, but this should give everyone an idea as to what will be happening.  We have some exciting speakers coming from the IVCH conference to present.  Look forward to seeing everyone in July .

Friday Day Pass available $30: Only for those attending the meet just on Friday and not the rest of the meet.

Questions? Please contact: Randy Oleynik, robike@sbcglobal.net