Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Annie Londonberry

First woman to bicycle around the world was Annie Londonberry, according to reports, and this documentary. She did it in 1896, during the hieght of the first bicycle boom. It was a time when women had far fewer rights than they do today, no right to vote, own property, etc.

Perhaps, there will always be a link between bicycles and democracy and equality for all people, no matter their gender.

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