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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1895
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Date: circa 1900
Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.