The diverse collections at the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of materials about the history and development of the bicycle and its impact on our national culture. This guide provides links to digitized content as well as research strategies.
Meg Metcalf, Women's, Gender, & LGBTQIA+ Studies Librarian, Researcher and Reference Services Division
Created: March 2019
Last Updated: September 2021
Life on two wheels has been an integral part of American culture since the 19th century. The Library of Congress collections contain a wide variety of materials illustrating the importance of bicycles to our culture, nationally and internationally. This guide provides links to digital content, highlighting visual materials depicting cycles, and serves as an introduction to research strategies for locating materials related to bicycles and cycling history.