Sat. Dec. 13th, Boston's Cycling Craze - Book Talk and Holiday Party
Join us at 5pm on December 13th for a fascinating talk by Larry Finison, author of "Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900" as well as holiday party afterward!
From 1877 to 1896, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially, and Boston was in on it from the start. The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation, and the city’s cyclists formed the nucleus of a new national organization, the League of American Wheelmen. Massachusetts had the largest per capita membership in the league in the 1890s and the largest percentage of women members. Several prominent cycling magazines were published in Boston, making cycling a topic of press coverage and a growing cultural influence as well as a form of recreation.
Larry Finison has written a captivating book on the topic. He will be here with us to discuss the fascinating history of Boston cycling. He will talk about important cyclists of the era, as they reflected issues of race, ethnicity, and gender. He’ll talk about their struggles with acceptance and discrimination. The history of cycling is important and very interesting in Boston; Larry has done extensive research to bring this story to us.
Larry will speak and then open the floor for discussion and Q&A.
After the talk, stay to enjoy a festive spread of food and take time during the holidays to socialize with your cycling friends.
Larry will be signing copies of his book which will be for sale at his talk. Don’t miss this very interesting story and a chance to ask questions of someone who knows Boston cycling since 1877!
Seating is limited, please RSVP below. We hope you join us for this festive book talk and evening at the Studio!