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.

http://www.alfonsinastrada.com

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.

https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/3740/

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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