Bicycle History: The Cycling & Racism Connection

The murder of George Floyd (and so many other tragedies) has sparked a call for social justice and an end to racism. With this in mind, in the midst of the trial of Derek Chauvin, I took a look at cycling's historical role in racism and segregation. Sadly, I discovered cycling was part of the … Continue reading Bicycle History: The Cycling & Racism Connection

Bicycle History: “No Teeth, No Bicycle” and More Great Bicycle & False Teeth Stories

I have dug up a gold-tooth filled mine … of amazing and hilarious stories about bicycles and false-teeth. And now, I must share these stories with you and the the world. Let’s begin, back in November, when I posted this story, which I claimed was the funniest cycling/dentistry story ever. Nothing can top this tooth-pulling … Continue reading Bicycle History: “No Teeth, No Bicycle” and More Great Bicycle & False Teeth Stories

Bicycle History: More Great “Cycloventions,” Including the Bicycle Hearse, Baby Buggy & Fire Engine

More men of invention ... are today wrestling with the problems of gearing, sprockets, pedals, tires and “rigidity of frame,” than ever turned to washing machines, churns or automatic freight car couplers. The crank ... startles the cycling world daily with the weird combinations of the wheels within his own head. The Buffalo Enquirer, New York, … Continue reading Bicycle History: More Great “Cycloventions,” Including the Bicycle Hearse, Baby Buggy & Fire Engine