Two Wheels North
Cycling the West Coast in 1909
From Library Staff
Two teenage boys, just out of high school, hop on their bikes in Santa Rosa, California and head north to Seattle. But guess what...it's 1909 and the roads were not what they are today. Not even close. They have a few bucks in their pockets and when they arrive in Seattle, many a tale to tell. Wi... Read More »
From Santa Rosa, California to Seattle is more than 1000 miles. Along the way there are mountain passes, heavy winds and harsh weather to contend with. Imagine you're going to take that journey - by bike. And now imagine the year is 1909, and much of the way is rough mountain track or corduroy ... Read More »
If you've ever gone on a long distance cycling trip, you know that every day can be a challenge. Imagine trying the same trip through forests and over corduroy roads. This is the account of two young men who biked from California to Seattle...in 1909.