Bike the West!

A group of cyclists in Cheyenne, 1890. Photo File: “Bicyclists.” American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

With the Ride the Rockies annual cycling tour scheduled to end today in Fort Collins, Laramie’s neighbor to the south, we at the American Heritage Center thought we’d share some photos of past generations of dedicated cyclists.

J.M. Schwoob at age 24 – 1898. Jacob Schwoob Papers, , Box 7, Folder 1. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.

It seems that this bicycle was an early fixie–there are no gears to shift!

Young Caroline Lockhart on bicycle, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, “Lockhart, Caroline” photograph file, Negative number 16981, 18266.

Photograph of the Laramie Wheel Club at Red Buttes Station, , Elmer Lovejoy Papers, Box 1, Folder 20. University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

Whether you are a serious, competitive rider or you prefer gentle, weekend rides, we hope you’ve enjoyed these images.  Ride on!

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