First off, you may be asking yourself, “What is a penny farthing?” I know I did. LOL. A penny farthing is an early type of bicycle with a very large front wheel and a small rear wheel. It looks like the illustration below.
How anyone could ever ride one of these is beyond me. I would have the hardest time getting on one, let alone RACE on one. Yet, that is exactly what the Penny Farthing Championships are about. Racing on one of these early, vintage bicycles.
The Penny Farthing Cycling Championships take place every February in Tasmania. It looks like it would be a blast to watch as all types of riders come out to outperform each other on the ‘first’ machine to ever be called a bicycle.
Local cycling club that rides in the Green Valley, Henderson, and Boulder City areas. They have their own ride calendar that is updated daily with a variety of rides for every level of rider. Check out their rides by clicking the website link below.
Southwest Bikes Sunday Morning Group Ride and Gun Range Ride
7290 West Azure #110
Las Vegas, NV 89130
This is our CLASSIC Sunday morning ride starting at 7:30AM. Promise of smooth sailing begins on Tenaya at an easy pace and head through Silverstone. We then head up Decatur and to the top of the Shooting Park. We regroup at the top and then coast down. We reverse the route back through Silverstone and at this point some people decide to head back for coffee (approx. 25 miles total). Others head out to the batch plant along the 95 frontage road. Then it's usually a trip up Grand Teton and back down to the bike shop and Starbucks (approx. 40 miles total). This ride is moderate to fast but we do not leave anyone behind. Plus did I mention the coffee afterwards?