Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Broadway Bicycle School
In 1928, five New Yorkers, Marylou Jackson, Velma Jackson, Ethyl Miller, Leolya Nelson and Constance White, biked from NYC to Washington D.C., over 250 miles in 3 days. When asked why, the riders replied “[for] the love of the great-out-of-doors.” Cycling in the 1920s was mainly viewed as an activity for young white males, an all too familiar story, but these black women and avid cyclists were blazing a tour; biking over 110 miles on just the first day. You can learn more in Marya McQuirter’s article “Women’s (Bike) History: 3 Days, 5 Women, 250 miles”
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