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Monday, 31 March 2008
  Cincinnati's racing leader since 1972
USAC club ID #153

Founded in 1972, the Queen City Wheels is Cincinnati's first and largest racing club. We are affiliated with USA Cycling, the governing body for amateur, professional and Olympic cycling in the United States.  We hope to help all our members reach their competitive cycling goals.  Our youth programs help teenagers and children find the joy in racing a bicycle while our racing teams help support the developing rider and seasoned veteran alike.  


Sponsored Racing Team

Team QCW has the largest number of local USAC licensed riders. This team is made up of the newest riders as well as veterans with as many as 35 years of racing experience. The team boasts numerous current and former State champions. Riders for QCW benefit from free entry to all our events and entry fee reimbursement for other USAC sanctioned events, including the National Championships. Questions regarding Team QCW can be sent to the This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Racing Events

Annually Queen City Wheels promotes more events in Greater Cincinnati than any other club to ensure a rich racing environment for our members, and the rest of the racing community. Our events are open to anyone interested in pursuing the thrill of bicycle racing and include the following:


The Cleves Tuesday Night Time Trial Series is a 10.2 mile race against the clock which originated in 1974. This west side event has been a favorite among licensed racers and local enthusiasts with nearly 2000 individuals testing themselves over the years.


The Ault Park Points Race Series is Cincinnati’s longest running training race series which we began promoting in its 20th year. This six week event in May and June has a two events for beginner racers and another for the more experienced riders. Featuring high speed sprints every five laps it’s unrivaled for its intense racing action!


Our Spring Time Trial Series is an event we added to the Cincinnati schedule in 2009. This longer time trial event, held monthly from March through June, gives riders a chance to race and train at the distance they will compete in at the State and National championships.


The Lawrenceburg Whiskey City Twilight Challenge criterium race was founded in 2015. This high-speed event brings together some of the top amateur and professional teams to Lawrenceburg Indiana each June.




Funding for many of our club events and both our racing teams is provided through the generous support of our sponsors. The sponsors listed below have made a three year commitment to the club through 2015. There are other types of sponsroship with complete information available here.

Gold Level Sponsors
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                       Silver Level Sponsors
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Download our Club and Youth Helmet Program brochure.


Become A Member

For information on how to join Queen City Wheels please visit the Join QCW page.


Member Communications

Google hosts three emial lists used by our membership for communication. The general membership list is Queen City Wheels the race team list is Team QCW we are on Facebook page and Twitter @teamqcw.

Sometimes we publish a newsletter. Here's the latest: 2012/13 Winter. Our entire collection of past newsletters and club communications is available here .



Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 May 2017 )


Vist the Grant Wearne Newsletter Library which contains a vast quantity of ancient QCW information.