Young men took to bicycles in the early 1890’s like they do to cars and pickup trucks today. As with bicyclists today, the clothing had to fit the sport, and it was suits, ties, hats and vests – Sunday finery. Most were equally comfortable on these “safety” bikes or on the high-wheel “ordinaries.” They formed riding clubs, held a variety of endurance and short distance contests, and sometimes managed to rub parents and law officers the wrong way with their speed and crazy antics.