On Richmond's Wheel: The History of Cycling in Richmond
by Thomas Houff
I grew up (or not) in Augusta County in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. I got my first bicycle when I was 6-years-old. From the start, I loved to ride. But my first sport in my childhood was roller speed skating. I ran track (distance events) and played football (I picked football over cross country despite the peer pressure) at Fort Defiance High School. In those days, if I had to pick a favorite sport, it would have been skating.
To help improve my skating, I rode bicycles....
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