The Barnum & Barnum photo above was taken during the height of the “high wheeler” craze in Jackson Park, along Chicago’s south lake shore.
The mayor of Chicago at the turn of the century, aimed his election campaign towards cyclists. His successful re-election caused him to thank the voters by building the famous Edgewater to Evanston bike path.
With this kind of history, Chicagology has a special article about Bicycling and Chicago.
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