Episode 8 – Bikes, Race, and Racing in 1928

In 1928, five African American women set off from New York City on a 250 mile adventure to Washington D.C. Their three day ride was about personal pleasure and challenge and calls into question our ideas of who bicycled in history and why.

Thank you to historian Marya McQuirter for her deep insight into the 1928 ride. Thank you to Liz Jose for sharing her experience with touring from NYC to DC.

Music:
Bicycle Story Theme Music – Will McKindley-Ward
“Backed Vibes,” “Finding The Balance”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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3 Responses to Episode 8 – Bikes, Race, and Racing in 1928

  1. john evaskovich

    Great story!
    Here’s another one:
    “The Lure of the Open Road”
    Wartime wandering through the Eastern states by bicycle, truck, and riverboat. 1944 by two 21 year old women.
    http://mjgradziel.com/thelmajones/lureoftheopenroad.html

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  3. Marya McQuirter

    very cool, john. thx for sharing.

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