It’s President’s Day! And, it’s a day and a weekend when car dealers sell a whole lot of cars. But, long before minivans were decked in red, white and blue balloons, before TV ads featured one car special after another, President’s Day was all about bicycles.
According to The Atlantic, in the late 1800’s Washington’s birthday was celebrated with two wheels. Bicycle races … bicycle sales … it was the day the newest models of bicycles were unveiled.
Which means we’ve been buying these symbols of personal freedom for a very long time.
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