Buffalo Soldiers on Bikes

A fascinating bit of U.S. Army history — when the Army experimented with a bicycle corps, and made Buffalo Soldiers the heart of the experiment.

bikes at Yellowstone

 

These are some of the soldiers on one of their first extended rides, from Fort Missoula, Montana to Yellowstone National Park in 1896.

And here’s a link to my history column that appeared in The Daily Sentinel on Monday.

Army bike corps

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