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KAY MOORE. The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97

book-cover2KAY MOORE. The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97. Mountain Press Publishing Co. Trade Paperback, $12, www.mountainpress.com.

2013 Spur finalist describes the military use of messengers and scouts on primitive bicycles in the late 1890s. That included a 1,900-mile round-trip adventure from Fort Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri.