The Cincinnati Cycle Club is the oldest cycling club in the region. According to records posted on The Brighton Bicycle Club website, "The Wheel World, published in London, had this news bit from September 8, 1880 “Last Thursday evening, the riders of the bicycle in these parts assembled at the residence of one of the members, and formed the Cincinnati Bicycle Club.” They elected the first officers, who were Joseph G. Kitchell, President; George Wilshire, Secretary and Treasurer; and William H. Reed, Captain. They all lived downtown around 4th and Ludlow Streets (lost to Lytle Park). The club had 15 members, who enjoyed touring from downtown Cincinnati to the rural regions of Northern Kentucky and Hamilton Counties. It is further reported that the club's headquarters was situated on Harrison avenue, near Spring Grove avenue. It was necessary to have the club start rides out in that part of the city where a good start could be had, as streets through town were then almost impassible.