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to Teheran.  London: Century, 1888.  {17621343}

The first person to ride a bicycle around the world, Stevens describes his journey across

North America, Europe and the Middle East.  Beginning in the spring, 1884, he spent the

winter in New York and Boston before sailing to England, where he rode across Europe

and the Middle East to Teheran where he spent his second winter.

Stevens, Thomas (1854-1935). Around the world on a bicycle.  Volume II.  From Teheran to

Yokohama. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1888.  {1581155}

The conclusion of Stevens’ epic ride.  He left Teheran in the spring of1885, only to be

arrested attempting to cross Afghanistan.  He managed to ride across India, coastal

China, and Japan before returning triumphant to San Francisco in January, 1886.

“Through France on a tricycle.”  The Critic, XIX (n.s.) (April 14, 1888), 178.


Pennell, Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936). “Outings for thin pocket-books.” The Chautauquan, IX

(July, 1889), 571-574.

Independent travel by cycle or canoe can be within the reach of nearly everyone, and once one has traveled by either means, they will find all other methods wanting.

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926), “How to cycle in Europe,” Outing, XIII (March, 1889), 511-14.

A practical guide to cycling in Europe, written in response to the numerous questions he

received as the European representative for the League of American Wheelmen.


Burston, G. W. (1859-1924) and H. R. Stokes (1860-1918).  Round the world on bicycles. The

pleasure tour of. . . .For Private Circulation Only.  Melbourne: George Robertson and

Company, 1890. {37056848}

To celebrate the Australian centennial, the pair rode through Australia, Java, parts of the

Middle East, and then from Italy to England.  When they completed ten thousand miles

they sent their bicycles home before traveling through the United States before returning

to Australia.

Mecredy, R[ichard] J[ames], Gerald Stoney, A. J. Wilson.  The art and pastime of cycling.

Dublin: Mecredy & Kyle, 1890.  {38535052}

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936). “Cycling.” St. Nicholas: an illustrated magazine for

young folks, XVII  (July, 1890), 732-740.

An exceptional “how-to” article, in which Pennell explains how to ride a bicycle as well

as the reasons why everyone should ride.


Mecredy, R[ichard] J[ames]. “Cycling,” Fortnightly Review, L (N.S.), LVI (O.S.) (July, 1891), 75-88.

Editor of Irish Cyclist, he devoted half his article to the joys of cycling in the British Isles

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