Seattle’s bike love goes waaay back…

Boys with bicycles above Portage Bay, Seattle, circa 1895. (Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection). Source: Seattle PI

Fun article in the Seattle PI about the early days of cycling in Seattle, when roads were mud trails and bears were a genuine hazard. Most interesting is the author’s last paragraph, which states that today’s cyclists should be glad they only have to watch out for motorists instead of hordes of cyclists, since roughly 10,000 citizens were riding bikes… out of a population of 80,000(!).  1 in 8 on a bike? Sounds positively delightful.

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