Over the next couple of weeks, Texas Mountain Trail will roll out a great story...the story of the first woman to ride a bike around the world and her visit to El Paso on that exciting adventure. When did it take place? Exactly 117 years ago.
I am...a new woman, if that term means that I believe I can do anything
In 1895, cycling was a craze in El Paso as well as many other parts of the country. At the time, women were starting to ride bikes, but were faced with a serious question...what to wear? Long skirts could prove dangerous, but bloomers weren't socially acceptable yet. Here's a clip from the El Paso Herald's front page from June 21, 1895!!
and from June 15, 1895!