Watch: 11.4.19 Talk, "Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920"

Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that gained widespread popularity in the 1880s and 1890s. By 1920, popular interest in bicycles had waned, but it had not just been a fad: the bicycle was tied to important changes in industrial production, consumerism, new road policies and regulations, gender relations, and new cultural ideas about automobility and effortless speed.

A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau event hosted by Woodstock History Center. Free, accessible to those with disabilities, and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennie Shurtleff at (802)457-1822 or

Under grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the Vermont Humanities Council.Program with University professor Luis Vivanco.  Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by the Woodstock History Center. Free.