Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bicycles in the News

Here is a cool article we ran across from the Detroit News, in part about bicycles in Michigan.

A bicycle built for 10 from 1896. This tandem bike is part of the collection at the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village.

How the bicycle put Detroit on wheels
By Vivian M. Baulch / The Detroit News

"This fast crowd of cyclists were the first Detroiters to complain about bumpy potholed dirt roads and began lobbying for smooth paving. Historians attribute the automobile's explosion of growth in Detroit to the network of superior roads built for bicyclists."

Bicycle enthusiast Harry Shaw of Saginaw rides his new bike in 1880.

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