Bike Battles is now in translation as Las Batallas de la Bici by Katakrak Press of Pamplona, Spain.
How an enterprising librarian helped me find an obscure source that uncovered new bicycle history — and how I’m making sure it’s no longer difficult for other researchers to locate.
You may not have noticed, but it’s the thirtieth anniversary of the movie American Flyers. Can this Hollywood production tell us anything about the history of bicycling in America?
I saw strange marks in the asphalt: sharp gouges that looked as if dragons had clawed at the surface of the road.
We often work out proxies for fairness; you buy the drinks, I’ll pay for dinner. That’s what bike lanes are — proxies to enable a division of historically shared resources. No wonder they cause debate, because sharing is hard.
It is not just culture; it is a singular route through the events of the 20th century that has made the American transportation system distinct in the world.