A Vintage Bicycle Tour
September 21, 2011 8:50 AM   Subscribe

I ran across a travelogue a while back of two young women going on a long bicycle tour in the Eastern U.S. in the 1930s or 1940s. I think they started from Pennsylvania or another nearby state and originally intended to go west, but ended up going south. On the return trip, I think they took a boat up the Mississippi or another major river. Does this ring a bell?

I remember that they camped out, and I think within the first day or two that they were camped out near a stream and there was a major rainstorm that evening or night that caused them to have to move quickly.

Anyway, I started reading the site, never finished it, and now I can't find it. Can you help me, hive mind?
posted by jocelmeow to Travel & Transportation around United States (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Lure of the Open Road, " Open Road.
Wartime wandering through the Eastern states by bicycle, truck, and riverboat. 1944.
by Thelma Popp Jones. 2007."
posted by lantius at 9:37 AM on September 21, 2011 [4 favorites]

Response by poster: That's it! Thanks, lantius - how did you find it?
posted by jocelmeow at 10:39 AM on September 21, 2011

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