The get-up-and-go-anywhere bicycle dates back centuries, but its popularity blossomed in the late 1800s. Its pleasures were obvious, and perhaps especially welcome to women: no fuel required (beyond human muscular exertion), and no dependence on anyone offering a ride or insisting on companionship. As the automobile grew in popularity, the bicycle lost some of its luster. But today, the bicycle is back, big time. The twelve colorfully designed vintage posters in this calendar are gathered in celebration of its practicality, environmental benefits, and joy-inducing pedal travel.