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Ray, Allan James.  Cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats.  London: Pelham, 1971.  {209204}

1972

Alderson, Frederick. Bicycling: a history. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1972.  {532411}

Fichter, George, and Keith Kingbay.  Bicycling. New York: Golden Press, 1972.  {380881}

They argue a second boom in bicycling began in the 1960’s after “more than half a century of only casual interest in bicycling by adults.”  The bicycle returned due to an interest in exercise, an increase in leisure time, the availability of places to ride, “a revival of social acceptability of adult bicycling,” and an interest in simple, outdoor pleasures which all members of the family might enjoy.  By 1971 over seventy million Americans bicycled, most of them children.  Sales of adult bicycles represented twenty-five percent of the market. To meet the new demand, manufacturers began producing more lightweight, multi-geared bicycles.

Smith, Ken (1902-). The Canadian bicycle book.  Toronto: D. C. Heath, 1972.  {593969}

Smith, Robert A. (1918-).  A social history of the bicycle. New York: American Heritage Press,

1972.  {314440}

Although interesting, there is little on bicycle traveling.

Tully, Brock.  Coming together: a 10,000 mile bicycle journey through British Columbia.

West Vancouver: B. Tully, 1972.  {22380994}

1973

Anderson, William C.  The great bicycle expedition; freewheeling through Europe with a family, a potted plant – and bicycle seatus.  New York: Crown Publishers, 1973.  {2709466}

Behrman, Daniel (1924-1990).  The man who loved bicycles: The memoirs of an autophobe.  New York: Harper’s Magazine Press, 1973.  {590729}

Behrman writes of his extensive cycling experiences in Paris and New York.  He believes the automobile is choking the city, and its salvation rests with the bicycle.  Writing with style and grace, he presents a Jane Jacobs view of the city, with the bicycle playing a central role.

Burden, Dan.  “Bikepacking across Alaska and Canada.”  National Geographic, 143 (May,

1973), 682-695.

The Burdens and the Siples, soon to establish Bike Centennial, rode from Washington

State to Alaska before embarking on their ride to South America.

Duker, Peter (1934-).  Sting in the tail: by racing bicycle around the world.  London: Pelham, 1973.  {701862}

Grove, Noel.  “Bicycles are back—and booming!”  National Geographic, 143 (May, 1973), 671-

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