We’re willing to bet you had no idea the first crossing of the United states by bike occurred way back in the 1800s. We’re also willing to bet that you had no idea that the bike used to be a great way to pick up chicks. At least we didn’t. Excerpted from the documentary “Victorian Cycles-Wheels of Change”, the following videos take a look a the early history of bicycles in the United States.
Sure, riding across the United States on a bike is pretty impressive. Riding across the United States on a penny farthing, however, is a whole other ball game…
Far from today’s Saturday morning hammer ride, the weekend ride used to be quite the social affair—you never knew which weekend you might meet Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Who knew that Critical Mass had its roots in 19th-century Colorado?