Another Page out of the History Book: Biking and Clothing

Another excerpt from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Volume 54, May-October 1897), “Dangers and Benefits of the Bicycle” by A.L. Benedict, MD (who apparently had quite the fondness for incredibly long paragraphs) EFFECTS ON CLOTHING AND MORALS. The bicycle seems destined to effect a reform in clothing. Sensible shoes, and neckwear that will not interfere with the poise […]

A Page out of the History Books: Benefits of Biking for Spinsters

After the post with a round-up of links to the connections between women and biking, I thought you might enjoy a taste of the writing of those long-ago days. Here’s an excerpt from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Volume 54, May-October 1897), “Dangers and Benefits of the Bicycle” by A.L. Benedict, MD (who apparently had quite the […]

The Bicycle and Women’s Independence

I’ve written about how riding a bike gives me a sense of freedom and independence. In celebration of the Fourth of July, here’s a round-up of items on the historical links among women, biking, and independence. First up, a video excerpt from a documentary with some great historical images and picture at right from Wheels […]

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