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If you’re looking for an inspiring tale, it’s hard to top that of Annie Kopchovsky, who left her home in 1894 to cycle around the world on her 42-pound Columbia bicycle. Not only did she circle the earth within 15 months, claiming the title of first woman to bike around the globe, but she also earned $5,000 en route – a small fortune for the time – and proved to a skeptical public just what a woman was capable of.

The website Annie Londonderry (Annie agreed to go by the last name to promote a product) tells more about her life and you can also order the book about her story, Around The World on Two Wheels.

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One Response to “Annie Kopchovsky”

  1. Hi there! Just came across your post on Annie Londonderry. Thanks for featuring her!

    I’m making a documentary about Annie Londonderry, based on Peter’s book. I’m in post-production, and I hope to have the film ready for the world to see by this summer!

    For news, updates, and upcoming screening informtion, follow the film on twitter @thenewwomanfilm or on FB at http://on.fb.me/yo4HCg

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