Tireside Chats

You can find recordings of our Tireside Chats on the USBHOF’s YouTube Channel

A Discussion with John Kennedy Howard: “The Black Cyclone: The Hero the World Forgot”

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Inductee and historian John Howard will discuss his new book “The Black Cyclone” including stories and photos from Taylor’s daughter Sydney Taylor who Howard interviewed late in her life.

Recorded on Thursday, March 22, 2024.  View YouTube video here.


Black Cyclone

Tireside Chat: The Black Cyclone

A Discussion with Dr. Tom Crouch: “The Wright Brothers: From Bicycles to Biplanes”

As part of May is Bike Month, we had an informative Tireside Chat with Smithsonian Curator Emeritus Dr. Tom Crouch about how bicycle mechanics Orville and Wilbur applied their mechanical knowledge and research to create a control system and propulsion for the first powered airplane.

Recorded on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  View YouTube video here.


Tom Crouch-Tireside Chat

Dr. Tom Crouch is the author of “The Bishop’s Boys: “A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright”

A Discussion with Amy Oleynik: “How I Rode a Penny-Farthing from Coast-to-Coast”

As part of Women’s History Month, we had a Tireside Chat with Amy Oleynik about being the first woman to ride across the U.S. in both directions:  west to east and from north to south on a single gear, highwheeled bicycle.  This chat illuminated the challenges of riding a fixed gear bicycle from a different era before “pneumatic tires” (inner tubes) were invented.

Recorded on Thursday, March 24, 2022.  View YouTube video here.


Amy Oleynik

Cross country rider Amy Oleynik

A Discussion with Mandy Marquardt

As part of Women’s History Month, we had a Tireside Chat with Mandy Marquardt who is a Track Sprint Cyclist for the USA Cycling National Team and Team Novo Nordisk. Mandy discussed the challenges of balancing cycling, training, and pursuing her MBA all while managing type 1 diabetes.  Mandy is a 22-time US National Champion and 3-time American record holder.

Recorded on Thursday, March 17, 2022.  View YouTube video here.


Mandy Marquardt zoom

Mandy Marquardt Tireside Chat

Team 7-Eleven Part II: from the 1984 Olympics through the Pro Tours, Europe and the Tour de France.
Featuring Sean Petty and Tom Schuler and other special guests including Davis Phinney, Alex Stieda, Ron Kiefel & author Geoff Drake.  Recorded Thursday, January 13, 2022.  View Part II YouTube video here.


Team 7-Eleven Reunion

Team 7-Eleven Reunion

Team 7-Eleven: Video from Andy Hampsten
Since Andy was in Italy for the Team 7-Eleven Tireside Chat, he submitted this video with some of his favorite team stories and anecdotes

Andy Hampsten with Erminio Dall’Oglio

Andy Hampsten with Erminio Dall’Oglio. Photo Courtesy Darcy Kiefel/Kiefel Sportfolio

Team 7-Eleven Part I:  from its creation in 1981 through the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Featuring Sean Petty and Tom Schuler and other special guests live on Zoom: Recorded on Thursday, November 18, 2021

7-11 Tireside Chat

The Tireside Chat with author Daniel DeVise about his book:  The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling and a legendary Tour de France .

The Comeback

Tireside Chat with Daniel De Vise about “The Comeback”

The Tireside Chat with author Peter Joffre Nye about his book: Hearts of Lions: The History of American Bicycle Racing.

Hearts of Lions

Tireside Chat with Author Peter Joffre Nye