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Item 4233

League of American Wheelmen, Belfast, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1891-05-30

Location: Belfast

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 8142

Start of Bicycle Race, Fairfield, 1887

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: 1887

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 8143

Edgar C. Dunton, Skowhegan, 1888

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: 1888

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Photographic print

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Jack Lawrence, Saco, on Bicycle, ca. 1900

A Craze for Cycling

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.