This Day In Cycling History: 1892, 1903, 1918, 1930 & 1946

A Minneapolis congregation is terribly perplexed over the behavior of its pastor who rode to church Sunday morning on a bicycle. The minister was right. There is no more harm riding to church on a bicycle than to use a carriage or walk The St. Helena Star, California … 1892 *** Random historic cycling photo! … Continue reading This Day In Cycling History: 1892, 1903, 1918, 1930 & 1946

Velocipedes & Boneshakers: The First Bike Race in the United States (1878)

Harvard lads C.A. Parker and F.E. Cabot were neck-and-neck, wheel-to-wheel, huffing and puffing, their legs burning as they approached the finish line at the Beacon Trotting Park in Boston. It was May 24, 1878 and the stylishly dressed crowd was cheering wildly, their fancy equipages (horse and carriages) “parked” nearby. Yep: 1878 … and this … Continue reading Velocipedes & Boneshakers: The First Bike Race in the United States (1878)