Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900

Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900

A Story of Race, Sport, and Society

Book - 2014
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From 1877 to 1896, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially, and Boston was in on it from the start. The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation, and the city's cyclists formed the nucleus of a new national organization, the League of American Wheelmen. The sport was becoming a craze, and Massachusetts had the largest per capita membership in the league in the 1890s and the largest percentage of women members. Several prominent cycling magazines were published in Boston, making cycling

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781625340740
1625340745
9781625340733
1625340737
Characteristics: xi, 294 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 12, 2015

Fantastic insight into Bostons cycling communities roots.

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