Zig Zag Cycle Club

Zig Zag Cycle Club
1895 - 1897
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Finding Aid by: Brent Abercrombie, August 2011

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Organizational History:

The Zig Zag Cycle Club was a social cycling club from 1890 to 1896. The original club meeting was held at the Hay and Willits Bicycle Shop located on Washington St. opposite the Statehouse with roughly a dozen members present. The club, which was a member of the nation League of American Wheelman, promoted bicycle outings and races, provided social activities for cyclists, and lobbied on behalf of better roads. At the club’s height, the Zig Zag Cycle Club had nearly 200 members, but popularity quickly dwindled and the club disbanded in 1896.

Indianapolis News. February 7, 1931.

Scope and Content Note:

The records include club minutes (1895 – 1896), register of members, copy of the club’s proposed legislation on improving state roads, letters, two issues of Bicycle World (1897), clippings, and pictures.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Papers, 1895 – 1897
2. Club Membership Book
3. Record Book, Aug. 1895 – July 1896
4. Club Minute Book, 1895 – 1896

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

1 mss box, 4 folders (3 volumes)

Collection Dates:

1895 – 1897


Mrs. Phil Kerg, May 9, 1942

Access :

The collection is open for research use



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.


Materials are entirely in English

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