March is Women's History Month! So, naturally, we are delving into the history of women's cycling. Enjoy the whirlwind tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to circle the world on a bicycle, in "Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride," by Peter Zheutlin.
Annie Cohen Kopchovsky was a young working mother of 3 when she set off from Boston in the spring of 1894 to circle the globe by bicycle. With her 42-pound bike, a revolver, and a change of underwear, Annie's trip embodied her own dreams of freedom - and also a high-stakes bet between two wealthy merchants. The epic journey that followed brought athletics and commercialism together to dizzying new heights, and turned Annie "Londonderry" into a symbol of women's equality.
Pick up a copy at Golden Gate, or check our holdings here.
Please note: we have changed the date of the Women Bike Book Club to the FIRST Thursday of the month. We are meeting on March 1, and next month on April 5.
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