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.
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.
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.