The Forgotten Contributions of Central Illinois to the Bicycle Boom of the 1890s

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Central Illinois played a significant role in the bicycle boom of the 1890s. This role has been largely forgotten and overshadowed by the better-known Chicago history. This paper will discuss the historical significance of Central Illinois bicycle manufacturing and bicycle racing during the 1890s.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Aug 26 2015
EventInternational Cycling History Conference - London, England
Duration: Jun 13 2018 → …


ConferenceInternational Cycling History Conference
Period6/13/18 → …


  • Bicycle History
  • Illinois Bicycle History
  • Peoria Bicycle History


  • United States History

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