A Wheel Within a Wheel: How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle, with Some Reflections by the Way
Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, 1895 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 75 pages
For many people, riding a bicycle is one of their fondest childhood memories. In this memoir, American suffragist Frances Elizabeth Willard recounts her experiences learning to ride a bicycle. After a suffering a series of personal tragedies and hearing of the joys of bicycle riding from her male peers, Willard decided to teach herself to ride. She believed women were just as capable as men were, and she wanted to experience all the joys that riding a bicycle afforded men. Throughout the book, Willard documents the process she went through in order to learn to ride. She details the trials she experienced in attempting to ride a bicycle in a dress, offering humorous anecdotes about her bike riding lessons. Additionally, photographs of Willard's lessons bring her stories to life in this inspiring book. Wheel Within a Wheel: How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle is perfect for anyone wishing to remember what it is like to learn to ride a bike.
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