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More Americans are using bicycles to travel, commute, race, and engage in physical

fitness.  Adult ten speed bicycles outsold children’s bicycles as more than a third of the

population owned bicycles.

Rosdail, Jesse Hart.  Biking alone around the world.  Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1973.

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Author traveled sixty-seven thousand miles in 1947-48, eleven thousand of them by

bicycle.  He rode in New Zealand, Australia and throughout Africa during the late

colonial period.

1974

Oliver, Smith Hempstone and Donald H. Berkebile.  Wheels and wheeling.  Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974.  {707354}

A profusely illustrated directory to the Smithsonian’s bicycle collection, which includes among others Fred Birchmore’s Reinhardt.

Tobin, Gary Allan. “The bicycle boom of the 1890’s: the development of private transportation and the birth of the modern tourist.” Journal of Popular Culture, VII, 4 (Spring, 1974), 838-847.

Tobin theorizes the safety bicycle with pneumatic tires created a demand for touring facilities (good roads, signs, maps, food and lodging) and paved the way for the automobile tourist of the next generation.

1975

Bishop, Gary, and Paul and Margaret Fromer.  Six wheels northward.  Chicago: Moody Press, 1975.  {1502414}

Ritchie, Andrew (1943-). King of the road: an illustrated history of cycling.  London: Wildwood House, 1975.  {2503154}

Sims, Sally Ruth.  “The bicycle, the bloomer, and the “new woman: images of the American woman, 1890-1899.”  Unpublished M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1975.  {4045854}

1977

Cantin, Eugene (1944-).  A man, a bike, alone through Scotland.  Mountain View, California:

World Publications, 1977.  {4013001}

Gidmark, David.  Journey across a continent.  Markham, Ontario: Paper Jacks, 1977.  {4134237}

Oakley, William (1896-).  Winged wheel.  Godalming: Cyclists’ Touring Club, 1977.

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Illustrated history of the club written by its president.

Rubinstein, David, “Cycling in the 1890’s.”  Victorian Studies, XXI (Autumn, 1977), 47-71.

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