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bicycle tour over the Atlas to the Sahara.  New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.,

1895.  {13802660}

In their first book the Workmans describe their bicycle trip in North Africa.  Although

conservative in dress, Fanny represents “the new woman.”


Bishop, Joseph B. “Social and Economic Influence of the Bicycle.”  The Forum, XXI (August, 1896), 680-689.

Both from an economic and a social perspective, the bicycle was beneficial to American society, and claims to the contrary were made by uninformed, ignorant people.

Hillier, G. Lacy. All about bicycling. London: Kegan, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1896.  


A short guide to cycling by the London County Cycling Club Secretary.

Garrigues, Henry J. “Woman and the bicycle,” The Forum, XX (January, 1896), 578-587.

A how-to article emphasizing the healthful aspect of bicycling for women.

Jefferson, Robert Louis (1866-1914).  Across Siberia on a bicycle. London: The Cycle Press,

[1896?]  {1392419}

Jefferson’s ride from England to Siberia, March to August, 1896.

Maxwell, Herbert, “Through Touraine on wheels,” Blackwood’s Magazine, CLX (August, 1896), 251-264.

A leisurely journey through France’s Loire Valley.  Maxwell encouraged cyclists to travel slowly, enjoying the journey by not attempting to set any distance records.

Potter, Isaac B., “The bicycle outlook,” Century, 30, 1896, 785-790.

Chief consul for the League of American Wheelmen. “We may look for a time in the near future when a cycling route from the Atlantic to the Pacific will be made and mapped, and when good roads and good cycle-paths will be so connected in a continuous chain between the two great oceans that a cross-continent journey awheel will be the popular ten weeks' tour of every cyclist whose time and purse will permit”

Townsend, James B., “Cycle touring,” Harpers Weekly, XL (April 11, 1896), 354.

A how-to article appearing early during the 1890’s bicycle boom.  This one urges people to travel by bicycle for its health giving value.  He strongly encouraged riders to be physically fit to gain the most enjoyment.

Ward, Marie E.  Bicycling for ladies with hints as to the art of wheeling--advice to beginners. . . . New York: Brentano’s, 1896.  {15729610}

In this instruction manual Ward emphasized the importance of moderation.  She believed the bicycle offered a healthy form of exercise and travel for women.

Wells, H. G. (1866-1946).  The wheels of chance: a bicycling idyll. New York: Breakaway

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