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Monday, December 30, 2013

First Woman To Bicycle Around The World


Annie “Londonderry” Cohen Kopchovsky (1870–1947) was the first woman to bicycle around the world.

On June 25, 1894, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, a young mother of three small children, stood before a crowd of 500 friends, family, suffragists and curious onlookers at the Massachusetts State House. Then, declaring she would circle the world, she climbed onto a 42-pound Columbia bicycle and “sailed away like a kite down Beacon Street.”

Fifteen months later one New York newspaper called it “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman.”


[Read more on annielondonderry.com]

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