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America's Short-Lived 'Black Army on Wheels'
The existence of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, the first U.S. experiment with military bicycles, was brief and uncomfortable.
June 23, 2017
University City, Missouri
Fish on a Bicycle
University City's quirkiest resident lives in a park named after its first.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Added by hana
Some Cyclists in Omaha Improved a Bike Lane With 120 Plungers
It was an improvement that didn't suck.
May 17, 2017
Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain
The United Kingdom built hundreds of miles of protected bike lanes—and promptly forgot about them.
May 11, 2017
Drone Meets Cyclist and It Ends Badly
Please don't crash your drone over a bike race.
May 10, 2017
The Adventures of Tony Pizzo, Who Rode Around the U.S. Handcuffed to His Bicycle
It all began with a wager made by Fatty Arbuckle.
April 07, 2017
The Wall of Death
A "sinister, whimsical, tacky, and really orange" public art installation hidden under a Seattle bridge.
Added by mrcoolantspray
When Cyclists, Not Drivers, Led the Charge for Better Roads
In the 1800s, American roads were bad.
March 31, 2017
With 3,000 bikes on display, the world's largest bicycle museum includes some famous rarities.
Added by thomasharper
Port Byron, Illinois
Will B. Rolling Mississippi River Statue
A 30-foot man on a penny-farthing bicycle rides along the banks of the Mississippi.
Added by clarkmaxwell
Trucks Have Been Blocking Bike Lanes in New York City Since 1899
Also wagons, carts and carriages.
October 04, 2016
America’s Short, Violent Love Affair With Indoor Track Cycling
A fun Friday night once meant going to the velodrome to watch cyclists collide.
September 27, 2016
Watch These Racers Book It on 5-Foot-Tall Penny-Farthing Bikes
Daring competitors still race on the high wheeler bikes today.
June 02, 2016
Owls Head, Maine
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Every plane, auto, and bicycle in this collection is kept in working order and are regularly demonstrated to the public.
Added by mrshouligan
Do You Like Dialect Quizzes? You Have a French Bicyclist To Thank
How a 19th century "human transcribing machine" inspired generations of linguists.
April 22, 2016
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Found: A 1902 Motorcycle That May Be the First to Make It Across the U.S.
George A. Wyman's bike has been missing for decades.
April 21, 2016
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Retracing the First, Forgotten Motorcycle Ride Across America
George Wyman took 50 days to get from San Francisco to New York in 1903.
March 04, 2016
GPS Doodles Turn Your Workout Into an Art Project
February 08, 2016
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