Riding down the road…

…didn’t always mean riding in a car. Lisa knows that I love maps and she came across this one earlier today. It’s a circa 1901 map of California Roads for Cyclers.  It was obviously paid for through advertising by various bike shops, suppliers and builders, plus at least one hotel in San Jose. Can you imagine what it was like to go on a ride back then.

The Map

The Map (click to enlarge)

I was actually born at an unmarked spot on this map which makes it even more special for me. Just wanted to share.  One of these days I’ll get around to covering more of the early cycling history in Arkansas. For now be a part of Arkansas mountain biking history by attending the 25th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival at Devil’s Den State Park.

 

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