February bike show


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Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Women racers of the late 19th century-early 20th century

The February bike show will focus on women racers of the late 19th century- early 20th century. In the first half our guest is Dutch photographer and cyclist Ilona Kamps http://www.ilonakamps.nl

who produced  a beautiful book, a loving homage to Alfonsina Strada, the only woman who ever rode (in 1924!) the entire 3,600 kilometer long Giro d'Italia. Known as “The Devil with a dress,” Alfonsina defied the conventions of her time and raced against men. Alfonsina’s inspiring story is one that deserves to be better known.


In the second half we are joined by April Streeter, journalist, author of Women on Wheels: A Handbook and How-to For City Cyclists   https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/4432

and co-editor of Our bodies, Our Bikes.


April will share her knowledge of women racers and read from her novel in progress which is about that era and some of these fearless women.

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