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Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world,” but in the 1890s, bike-riding women weren’t exactly free to bike as they wished. Check out this list of 41 “don’ts” for female cyclists, published in 1895 by New York World:Don’t be a fright. Don’t faint on the road. Don’t wear a man’s cap. Don’t wear tight ... Read More
Summer in the city is perfect for bicycle rides to work or to the park. The wind gets all breezy and you’re going so quickly you don’t have to worry about weird extended eye contact with anyone. I didn’t think bike rides could get much better, until I saw Ninian Doff’s short, “A Professional Display of No Handed Bike Moves.” Set to the infectious song “Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks, a few experienced lady and gent ... Read More
Grab your helmet and game face, because this Saturday the all-ages Hellcat All-Girl Alley Cat race will take place at Tompkins Square Park in NYC. No need to be speedy - this race is all about the points you earn for doing silly tasks on your bike. You only need three things to compete: a bike, a vajayjay, and fierce, competitive spirit. The winning title is fair game, whether you’re on a bitchin’ Bianchi or a rusty Schwinn. The participation fee is ... Read More
Wow! Just look at this! “Horsey” by Eungi Kim is the bicycle attachment that would allow you to live out all of your childhood fantasies of owning your very own pony, or even allow you to pretend that you live all the way out on the wild prairie frontier even though you just signed the lease on that swanky new apartment in Brooklyn.  In the designer’s own words: “horsey” is an attachable bicycle ornament/accessory which makes ... Read More
Babes and Bikes have had a long love affair. In the 1890’s, the cheap and easily assessable bicycle provided women with a feasible means for free transportation. Susan B. Anthony once said, "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, ... Read More