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Why Bicycling Was Racy in the 1800s

Why Bicycling Was Racy in the 1800s

Once upon a time, most people walked if they wanted to get from point A to point B. Men with a little more money might ride a horse, or ride in a buggy behind a horse. But during Victorian times, women often had to rely upon a man if she wanted to travel further than...
Bicycling Through the 1800s in Fort Collins

Bicycling Through the 1800s in Fort Collins

The first “bicycle” was invented in 1817 by Karl von Drais. He called it a Laufmaschine (German for “running machine”) and it was more like the striders that are popular with very young children today as it had no pedals but was operated by...
A Train Runs Through It

A Train Runs Through It

There’s a train that runs right smack through the center of town. It’s one of the first things you might notice coming into Fort Collins for a visit and certainly something that you know all too well if you live on one side of the tracks and work on the...