About The Bicycle Story
The bicycle is a fascinating object. Far more than just a tool to get around, it is an intersection of sport, transportation, politics, environmentalism, art, style, and craft. Cycling’s rich history spans over two centuries and charts a growth from bourgeois hobby to mass-culture pursuit to world-renowned sport and billion-dollar industry and political device.
But, for all its significance, the bicycle’s engrossing history would be nothing without people. The athletes that devote the prime of their life to training and suffering in order to perform their brilliant feats of strength. The artisans that design and build the bicycles and components we ride. The advocates that work tirelessly to open trails and make the roads safer to ride on. The dirtbags that get drawn to cycling generation after generation. These are the people that make cycling so damn interesting.
The Bicycle Story captures the people that make cycling so great. What makes them tick? What draws them to bikes? What makes them laugh, cry, rant and rave? Why have they give so much of their life riding, racing, building, buying, fighting for, and fixing bikes? Part oral history, part journalism, The Bicycle Story’s regular interviews elevate unique voices throughout the cycling world.
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Josh Cohen is a cyclist, independent journalist in Seattle, Washington. He’s in love with just about all forms of bike riding from two mile rides to the bar to bike touring, mountain biking, cyclocross racing, and beyond.