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National Bicycle Week 1919

May 5, 2013

It’s Bike Month in New York City and across the country, and so far it’s turning out to be the bikiest Bike Month since… Bicycle Week 1919.

Via From Wheels to Bikes, a spread in the Ogend (UT) Standard celebrating National Bicycle Week some ninety four years ago.


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While I love the copy under the boy holding his bike in the middle — “Over four million bicycles are in daily use in the United States. Nearly a million more will come into use this year.” — the copy for the H.C. Hansen Co. ad is really great:

PHYSICAL FITNESS will safeguard the Peace, Health and Prosperity of our Nation. The Bicycle is a health-builder, a time and money-saver.

Improving my health and saving time and money. That’s why I ride.

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