Bike Across Chicago event on June 9th
The By the Hand Club for Kids will be conducting a Bike Across Chicago campaign on Thursday, June 9th. The event is a 50 mile bike ride throughout the city of Chicago that will raise money to help support the underprivileged youth throughout the community.
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary
Participants of the Iron Horse Bicycling Classic race the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train.Iron Horse Bicycling Classic. Fifty years ago, brothers Tom and Jim Mayer raced each other from Durango to Silverton, Colorado, with Tom on a bike and Jim aboard a steam-powered train. Ever since, cyclists from around the world ride wheel-to-wheel over two mountain passes to beat the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train to Silverton every year on Memorial Day Weekend. The legendary race covers 47 miles and 5,700 feet of ascent over Coal Bank and Molas passes and reaches nearly 10,000 feet above sea level.
Professional Six-Day Racer, Minneapolis Bicyclist Leona "Dottie" Farnsworth (c. 1873 - 1902)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - An explosion in popularity of bicycling followed the introduction of the "safety" bicycle in the mid-1880s. It was intoxicating to travel as far as your wheels would take you, and soon a large portion of society was riding a bicycle. There were also social benefits. Bicycles played a crucial role in the drive for better public roads during this time, as well as being a driving force behind the women's emancipation movement of the era.
History of Mountain bikes Pt.3
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California. We are a registered 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, entirely volunteer-created and volunteer-run. We show the 19th-century evolution of the bicycle with the magnificent Igler and Kaminski Collections, through which visitors can see the fascinating development of this extraordinary vehicle, from the 1860s to the 1890s “Golden Age” and the turn of the 20th century. The museum is also the home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which was founded in Crested Butte, Colorado in 1988. We have greatly expanded the Hall of Fame displays to include numerous key examples in the mountain bike evolution. We also have a diverse selection of road, track, touring and transportation bicycles and accessory items ranging from 1915 to the 1980s, many of them part of the Matteo Collection. Our Library, available for browsing by visitors, includes the wide-ranging Owen Mulholland Collection of book
The Bicycle Scorcher Menace of the 1890s
ST. PAUL, MN - The safety bicycle revolutionized bicycling in Minnesota (and beyond) in the mid-1880s. More and more people began riding, and the bicycle’s popularity grew exponentially. Despite this, little was done to accommodate the new mode of transportation. Ever-increasing numbers of bicyclists, called “wheelmen,” rode on sidewalks packed with pedestrians. Frequent collisions made travel unsafe and led city officials to pass an ordinance that forced riders off of city sidewalks and onto the street.