Wheels of change imagePhoto: (c) Science & Society Picture Library/Getty ImagesThe new freedom afforded by the bicycle, being savored by the folks in this 1899 image, caused a lot of hand-wringing. Charlotte Smith, of the Women’s Rescue League, wrote this in 1896: “Bicycling by young women has helped to swell the ranks of reckless girls who finally drift into the standing army of outcast women in the United States.”