Ride a Bike!

Apr 26, 2019

Laura McShane

Do you remember learning to ride your first bike? How about that first bike accident! Did an adult help you fix your bike when the chain came off, or after that first flat tire? Maybe you learned the basic mechanics of bicycle maintenance by taking apart that first bike!

Bikes teach us life lessons and take us on a journey of self-exploration. Experience the exhilaration with these May Bike Month suggestions from the Charlotte Meckelenburg Library:

The Bike Lesson

Do you ride alone or in a group?

Did you know that some of the largest bike clubs in the USA are named after cyclist Major Thomas! Author Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James Ransome chronicle the exciting life of Marshall “Major” Taylor, who in 1899, became the 1st African American world champion in cycling - in Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist:

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

Photo: Members of the Major Taylor Cleveland Cycling ClubP1130787.JPG

And, there is more to explore at Wonderopolis!

Who Invented the Bicycle?

Read these books on a rainy day and ride the wind while the sun is shining! Bikes are joy machines for everyone.


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