Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman on a wheel. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self- reliance.
-Susan B. Anthony, New York World, February 2, 1896
How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle: Reflections of an Influential 19th Century Woman
She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.
Frances E. Willard, How I Learned To Ride The Bicycle, 1895
Cycling brought Freedom (Bloomers)
Cycling brought women a whole new world: freedom. Able to wear clothes to breathe and move in, and enjoy outdoors!
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