BY Laurel Walsh
on Jun 12, 2013
Is this the end of the "man bike"...? And why are bicycles gendered anyhow?
Since the beginning of time for the bicycle (1817!) bikes have had genders, and dudes have rolled around on frames made specifically for their manly selves. Officials in the Netherlands say the age-old male bike design is straight up dangerous, and want man bikes off the road.
The problem: standard men’s frames have a horizontal crossbar. That’s the “top ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
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