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Spinning Around the Globe by Bicycle in 1884

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Spinning Around the Globe by Bicycle in 1884

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Spinning Around the Globe by Bicycle in 1884

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Thomas Stevens was the first person to ride a bicycle around the world. He left San Francisco in 1884 on a high-wheeler. Upon his return in 1887, he wrote a book: Around the World on a Bicycle. Thomas Pauly of the University of Delaware wrote the introduction to a reissue of that book and speaks with Scott Simon about Stevens' adventure.

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