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Bicycle Fever

By 1895, America was neck-deep in "bicycle fever," as the safety bicycle evolved from a dangerous and expensive contraption to an easy and affordable way to travel. In Grand Rapids, bike culture was huge, influencing society and industry, and exciting the citizens with races and rides. Join Grand Rapids Public Library staff member Colleen Alles as she discusses the culture and climate of Furniture City's obsession with bicycles. View historic, one-of-a-kind historical documents like photos, publications, and newspaper articles.

Bicycle Fever