• Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent... the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.

    "Champion of her Sex - Miss Susan B. Anthony Tells the Story of her Remarkable Life to 'Nellie Bly'". Susan B. Anthony and Nellie Bly, New York World (p. 10), February 2, 1896.