Available September 2013

Available at your local bookstore now!


Bicycle to your local book store or library!

Wheel Fever is about the origins of bicycling in Wisconsin and why those origins still matter. From the velocipede era to the crashing end of first bicycle boom, the authors analyze the impassioned debate over who should be allowed to ride, where they could ride, and even what they could wear.

“Wheel Fever gives an excellent overview of bicycle development during a crucial period when the curious two-wheeler was still vying to prove its lasting value.”

— David Herlihy, From the foreword


Wheel Fever Awards:

2014 Leadership in History Award. American Association for State and Local History.
2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Culture Category, Honorable Mention.
2013 Norbert Blei/August Derleth Non-Fiction Award, Council for Wisconsin Writers, Runner-Up.
2013  Book Award, 24th Annual Midwest Book Awards, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, History and Recreation/Sports,  Finalist.
2013  Book of the Year Award, Foreword Reviews,  Regional Non-Fiction, Bronze.

2418NEW! Exhibit based on Wheel Fever opening February 2015!
“Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling”
Wisconsin Historical Society Museum
More details soon….

5 Responses to “”
  1. Mike Tesch says:

    A subject that is near and dear to the Tesch Family. Can’t wait. Thank You

  2. Greg says:

    I’ve enjoyed the book. Interesting read about the conflicts with farmers…some of which persists today when cyclists are rude. Another chapter in Appleton cycling this month – the first velomobile in the city (as far as I know). Contact me if you’d like photos or to see it in person.

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