“Volusia County, Florida, circa 1903. ‘Sailing bicycles on the beach at Ormond.’ 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.”

From Godfrey Stephens

5 Responses to Bikesailing

  1. Pretty wild! I was just there on my morning ride. Those bikes give the expression "jibe ho!" a new and exciting meaning. But it looks like fun nonetheless.


  2. Martin says:

    A few years back I saw a guy on a recumbent trike with a sail rolling north on Hwy.101 up here in Oregon. The bike was loaded for travel, but he was doing 20mph+ – uphill!

  3. This is a fabulous photo, Lloyd. 1903 — my grandmother was a baby then. I love it!

  4. Klaas says:

    That reminds me of my two kids and myself "bike sailing" 5 years ago.
    I used my cargo bike. My girls were sitting in the bike and both where holding an umbrella to propel us. Lots of fun!
    I will try to send a short (low quality) video of this to you.

    You can buy a sailing recumbent that is street legal (in the Netherlands, that is). It is called a whike.

    Regards, Klaas.

  5. Anonymous says:

    and, how abou this…

    Don’t know anything about these, but seems like an idea which might become popular

    some cool models

    a quick look at google images is pretty impressive….0…1ac.1.19.img.lFjMkGezT-Y

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