Established in 1936, the Somerset Wheelmen
bicycling club can trace its early roots to an organization founded by Fred
"Pop" Kugler's father in 1912. Called the Somerville Wheelmen,
the club grew with the enthusiasm of three generations of the
Kugler family. It evolved into a loosely-knit training and racing
group during the Depression.
Racing as Team Somerset, the Somerset Wheelmen continue to be
a community minded organization. Now under the leadership of club
president Chuck Crocco, the Somerset Wheelmen boasts more than 50
members from Central Jersey and the entire Mid Atlantic region.
It attracts such notables as Baltimore's Bobby Phillips, one of
the nation's most prolific race winners of the past 30 years.
Along with numerous opportunities to travel, compete and meet
people from all walks of life, the club upholds the same goals
that Fred "Pop" Kugler first envisioned more than 60 years ago:
promoting fitness, health, self confidence, recognition, positive community visibility, and winning.