This month is National Bike Month, and today we be celebrate the bicycle: bikes, riders, and those who write about bicycles. Today Patty focuses on people who were not bicycle commuters in the sense of “ride your bike to and from your job this week.” Instead, she looks at the people who rode bikes across the Mexico/U.S. border in one crucial stage of their migration northward. The bicycles were a means to an end.
Kimball Taylor, today’s guest and author of the book “The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire”, dives into this in his book of bikes and migrants.