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History of Bicycles
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We currently have a couple pages with information on the history of bicycles and the history of bicycling.  It is not an area where we have great expertise, but if you follow the links on this pages there is a wealth of information.

Historical Sources / Museums / Exhibits: Contact information and links to people and institutions (in Africa, America, Asia, England, Ireland, Europe) with resource relating to the history of bicycling and bicycles.

Chronology of the Growth of Bicycling in the USA: Timeline of historic developments of bicycling in the United States.

Bicycle Messengers and Activism in San Francisco

Historic video of unusual bikes in Europe from the late 1930s and early 1940s.



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