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When the Bicycle Came to Vermont
February 5, 2020
Ilsley Public Library
Image courtesy Glenn Eames
UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, an invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived in the 1880s—helping spark important changes in industrial production, consumerism, road policies, gender relations, and cultural ideas.
Underwriter: University of Vermont Humanities Center
Series Underwriter: The Residence at Otter Creek
For more information
- A visual history of the bike
- Want to try it out? The Vermont Mountain Bike Association is a good place to start
How the bicycle helped usher in the women’s movement: