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From the Archives

From the Globe archives: Pedal pushers

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff


Cycling diversity in New England has flourished since the turn of the last century. People have been riding homemade
pedal-powered contraptions for more than 100 years. With National Bike to Work Week winding down, we take a look back
at eccentric means of cycling transport that have carried us to work and play.

In this photo from March 31, 1979, Bob Bulens, Bob Sawyer, and John Vanderpoel (from left) took their high-wheel bicycles for a spin around Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. All were members of the Wheelman Club of Greater Boston. See the full gallery here.

Lane Turner and Lisa Tuite

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