History Sandwiched In: History of the Bicycle in America

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During the 19th century, the bicycle evoked an exciting new world in which even a poor person could travel afar and at will. But was the "mechanical horse" truly destined to usher in a new era of road travel or would it remain merely a plaything for dandies and schoolboys? Author and historian David Herlihy will recount the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it has aroused as documented in his prize-winning book, 'Bicycle: The History.' A book signing will follow Herlihy's talk.