Wheel Fever: Bicycling in Wisconsin

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Heard On University Of The Air

How did the hobby horse, velocipede, and high wheel develop into the modern-day bike? Why did Susan B. Anthony say bicycling did “more to emancipate women than anything else in the world”? Jesse Gant and Nicholas Hoffman, co-authors of Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State, share the colorful and surprisingly political history of bicycling in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Emily Auerbach Host
  • Jesse Gant Guest
  • Nicholas Hoffman Guest

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