The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race: Historical Fiction from Make H. Mizrahi...And Giveaway!

When women put on pants or ride a bike today it isn't considered forward or feminist at all. But the historical setting of The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race is a time when women riding bicycles wasn't as easily accepted all over the United States. It was an interesting time period and interesting setting for this story.


Review of The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race


About the Book


From the book's description: Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle--in bloomers!

It's 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.

Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.
Will Anna prove that women deserve the same right as men to ride "the wheel?"
Will she choose to live a quiet, traditional life of a housewife and mother? Or will she pursue college and become one of the "new women" emerging into the twentieth century on the seat of a bicycle?
What will become of the spark between Anna and Peter?

Faith, patience, and courage help Anna to become the person she was meant to be.

My Thoughts


Although the premise of this book sounded interesting to me, I didn't particularly like it. It's a book with lots of dialogue and not as much feelings and thinking and those aren't my favorite. This was also a story that introduced occasional people who didn't really seem part of the story until later on. At times, this works in a story, but sometimes it just causes confusion and that was the case for me with this book.

This is one that might be interesting because of the historical time period, but it wasn't my favorite. I give it three stars and a G rating for content. You can find the book on Amazon here.




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Take a ride through 1895 Chattanooga as it's turned upside down when a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle-in bloomers-in Mike H. Mizrahi's new book, The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race! Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit to Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.

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