I continue to be astounded at how long it took to develop the bicycle, and at how society tried to keep women from riding! Gilded Age attire for the new craze of bicycling, for men and women. Depicted here in the, The Ladies Standard Magazine, June
Amelia Bloomer created the Dress Reform Costume, consisting of a tunic and loose trousers. She was ridiculed for the costume, but in time women started using it to ride bicycles and do other activities.
A post on how to buy a bicycle on International Women's Day? The connection is not so far-fetched: Susan Anthony, one of America's most influential suffragettes said: She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of