Celebrating four historic markers placed by the St Louis Cycling Club in the early 1900s | Joe's St. Louis

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In 1919, the St. Louis Cycling Club — billed as the oldest continuous cycling organization in the U.S. — installed a granite marker on Frisco Hill Road, near Old Lemay Ferry Road in Imperial. (Headquartered at the old Lindell Hotel in downtown St. Louis, the club installed four markers between 1919 and 1923 to signify areas of interest in the club’s history.)

The other three St. Louis Cycling Club markers already are in place:

Smith's Hill (1921) • Commemorates a steep, rite-of-passage hill for early cyclists on Old Manchester Road on the western edge of Wildwood. The name comes from Victor Smith, who owned the land at the top of the hill. Smith and his wife offered cheap meals to cyclists then, and riding the hill at midnight on New Year's Eve became a fad for a time. . . .

MoBikeFed comment: Read the rest of the article for more information about the four markers and the Trilnet ride coming up September 14th to celebrate them.


Tour de Wildwood is coming up October 6th and also visits the Wildwood marker: