Category: Human Interest
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History presents a filmed version of its on-the-floor program, Meet the Wheelwoman. Learn how women of the 1890’s changed their lives riding bicycles as presented by a Wheelwoman, “Louise” circa 1898. Click HERE to watch.
Laura Shepard, Organizer for the Queens Women’s Ride used her megaphone to remind the 370 participants about the rules of the road. Enthusiastic cyclists relished their chance to take to the streets to make their voices heard. It’s time there were more bike lanes, making streets safe for women to ride they would say.
To change the world all it takes is one great idea, an idea that touches hearts and changes lives for the better. A Denmark man by the name of Ole Kassow rode his bicycle to work daily. Ole saw a 97 year old nursing home resident sitting on a bench and decided he would pick this man up at the nursing home in a rickshaw and take him around town for a ride down memory lane.
Denise Mueller-Korenek set the women’s paced bicycle speed record in 2016, pedaling to 147 miles per hour. Wow! If that weren’t fast enough, now she’s ready to attempt to break the overall record of 167 miles per hour, aiming for 170 mph to take the title of fastest cyclist ever.
Can’t count how many times I set out to ride only to find myself too busy, too tired, and most of the time unmotivated to make the effort. There’s definitely a long list of excuses we can come up with, “The weather is bad, my bike isn’t ready, I’m not ready, probably get dropped on that one hill, don’t know if I’ll make it on time, the cat probably needs me at home.”