Bibliography and Additional Resources

Additional Reading 

Contemporary Bicycling:

Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road / James Longhurst 
Cycle Space: Architecture & Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle / Steven Fleming
Cycling and Recycling: Histories of Sustainable Practices / edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Helmuth Trischler
Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life / J. Harry Wray
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities / Jeff Mapes
Planning for Cycling: Principles, Practice and Solutions for Urban Planners / edited by Hugh McClintock
Reconsidering the Bicycle: An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing / Luis A. Vivanco
Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Become the Pioneers of Motoring / Carlton Reid 

Bike History:

Bicycle: The History / David V. Herlihy
Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History / Tony Hadland and Hans-Erhard Lessing ; with contributions from Nick Clayton and Gary W. Sanderson
The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban Life in America in the 1890s / Evan Friss
The Noblest Invention: An Illustrated History of the Bicycle / by the Editors of Bicycling Magazine
On Your Bicycle: An Illustrated History of Cycling / James McGurn
A Social History of the Bicycle: Its Early Life and Times in America / Robert A. Smith

local resources:

Active Transportation Alliance: a coalition of people working to make biking, walking and transit safe and easy options for getting around the Chicago area
Black Girls Do Bike: dedicated to growing and supporting a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling
The Chain Link: connect with the cycling community in the Chicago area, check out a calendar of local rides and events, and share information with other cyclists
Chicago Complete Streets: an organization dedicated to building streets that can be shared by bicyclists, pedestrians, and cars alike. Download a bike map of the Chicago area free of charge.
Divvy Bikes: Chicago’s bikeshare program, projected to expand to Evanston in Summer 2016
Evanston Bicycle Club: view a library of local bicycle routes, find information about upcoming shared rides, and join the community of cyclists in Evanston and the north shore
League of American Bicyclists: working to promote a more bicycle-friendly America since 1880.
Ride Illinois: advocacy, bike planning, safety education, maps, and more–including Bike to Metra and Bike to Amtrak guides for the State of Illinois
Streetsblog Chicago: stay up to date on Chicago bike policy and related issues
Women Bike Chicago: a women-run organization that educates, encourages, and empowers women to enjoy biking for transportation and recreation


Allen, T., & Sachtleben, W. (1894). Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of two American Students from Constantinople to Peking / by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben. New York: The Century.

Arnold, Schwinn & Company. (1945). Fifty Years of Schwinn-Built Bicycles: The Story of the Bicycle and its Contributions to our Way of Life, 1895-1945.

John Bartholomew & Co, George Newnes Limited, & Edinburgh Geographical Institute. (1890). The Hub” Cycling Map of England & Wales : Showing the Best Touring Roads, Reduced from the Ordnance Survey / drawn, engraved & printed by John Bartholomew & Co. ; the Edinburgh Geographical Institute. London: George Newnes.

John Bartholomew & Co. (1900). The Cyclist’s Map of Fifty Miles Round London : Showing in Colour all Rideable Roads and Dangerous Hills. London]: H. Grube.

Baudry de Saunier, L., & Richepin, J. (1891). Histoire générale de la vélocipédie / L. Baudry de Saunier ; préface de Jean Richepin. (2e éd.. ed.). Paris: Paul Ollendorff.

Bixio, M., & Exposition universelle internationale de 1900. (1901). Notice sur l’Exposition centennale des moyens de transport : Publiée par les soins du Comité d’installation pour servir de compte rendu et de rapport sur cette exposition rétrospective. ([Musée rétrospectif ; v. 5, no. 1]). Paris: Hachette.

Harper, C. (1902). Cycle rides round London / ridden, written, & illustrated by Charles G. Harper. London: Chapman & Hall.

Hartford Cycle Co., author. (1891). The Hartford Cycle Co., manufacturers of the Hartford safeties.

John Bartholomew & Co, George Newnes Limited, & Edinburgh Geographical Institute. (1890). The Hub” cycling map of England & Wales : Showing the best touring roads, reduced from the ordnance survey / drawn, engraved & printed by John Bartholomew & Co. ; the Edinburgh Geographical Institute. London: George Newnes.

Mead Cycle Co., author. (1924). Mead Ranger bicycles manufactured by Mead Cycle Co., Chicago, U.S.A.

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., author. (1898). The Special Racycle 1898 Narrow Tread, made by the Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ohio.

Sharp, A., & Spottiswoode & Co. (1896). Bicycles & tricycles : An elementary treatise on their design and construction, with examples and tables / by Archibald Sharp. London ; New York: Longmans, Green, and Co.

The Wheel World. (1880). London : H. Etherington ; Coventry : Iliffe & Son.