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Don’ts for Women Riders- A List We've Never Known

knickerbockers/bloomers on women for ease of movement and physical activity like riding bikes. worn with simple double breasted bicycle jacket with leg o' mutton sleeves.

cycling costume... I love this one! Inspiration for one of my next tweed ride outfits.

I continue to be astounded at how long it took to develop the bicycle, and at how society tried to keep women from riding! Gilded Age attire for the new craze of bicycling, for men and women. Depicted here in the, The Ladies Standard Magazine, June

Circa 1890s photo of two acrobatic ladies having fun on their bicycles.

When cycling became fashionable the fashion changed. Seraphene in Steampunk Darcy wears bloomers.

A lady with independent transportation and pants!

A lady with independent transportation and pants!

The Two Janes - Colorado Springs, Co  ca. 1900

The Two Janes - Colorado Springs, Co ca. How risque! They might "over stimulate" themselves!

An ensemble fairly easy to replicate today.

15 excellent reasons to get an electric bike. I wanted to make this a list of but there are just so many great reasons to get an electric bike that I could not stop at Reasons for getting an ebike range from having fun to getting fit to … getting to work!

By the 1890s, the bicycle was creating a social revolution in the United States. Nearly two million bicycles were being manufactured each ye...

By the 1890s, the bicycle was creating a social revolution in the United States. Nearly two million bicycles were being manufactured each ye...

La Nouvell Mode cover of 1897 showing typical cycling dress with tailor made elements.

Rational Dress Reform, Victorian Bloomers and Cycling Costumes