History of Bicycles and Cycling – October 12, 2021

Athenaeum Member Tom Carroll shares with us the history of bicycling using items from The Athenaeum archives.

Tuesday, October 12, 12:00pm
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S Sixth Street
RSVP info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-bicycles-and-cycling-tickets-167884227243

A fun look at bicycling since its beginning in the mid-19th century, including bicycle design, its popularity over the years, and its impact on women’s liberation and even ladies’ clothing styles. Bicycle clubs, bicycle racing and the impact today on city transportation planning are all discussed. Q and A will be welcomed.