Lorenz Finison, in his new book, Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society
, digs through an impressive variety of nineteenth-century newspapers, magazines, and journals to uncover the social history of the city’s obsession with bicycles. As the first major treatment of Boston’s cycling history, Boston’s Cycling Craze
adds a significant spoke to the wheel of New England’s turn-of-the-century recreational and sporting history. ~blogs.bu.edu
Learn more about stories from a century of Boston’s cycling history which was critical in the development of Boston’s early culture. Hear about highlights in racing, touring, commuting, bikeways, and rails-to-trails in Newton and beyond from the 1880s through the 1970s.
Cosponsored by Historic Newton as part of the Newton History Series.
to learn more about Cycling history!