Cycling through History with Margaret Guroff on Endurance Ladies Radio

#30: Thanks, Ladies: Cycling Through History with Margaret Guroff

Scandalous elopements with bicycle instructors and doctors spreading rumors that riding a bicycle would make a woman’s uterus fall out – the history of the bicycle didn’t skip the drama. Every few generations, it seems that Americans “rediscover” the bicycle. As we become more conscious as a society of environmental change, we’re in one of those moments now.

We look back on the last 200 years of the bicycle with Margaret Guroff and discuss how the bicycle helped women find new independence. The bicycle contributed to changes like women ditching corsets for pants and leaving their chaperones behind, who couldn’t keep up with the pace.

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