These are the sources of my information for the bicycle scorcher column.
An except from Theodore Roosevelt's autobiography, writing about the New York Police.
The Huffington Post- Detroit Bike History
The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Bicycle Police (PDF doc)
Scorchers, Ramblers and Rovers (PDF doc)
Biking Puget Sound- Forests, Scorchers, and Bears: Early Cycling in Seattle
Roads Were Not Built for Cars- Bike Fitting, 1890s: "I am the Scorcher"
Many images and newspaper clippings were sourced from The Retronaut- The Golden Age of the Bicycle and the Bicycle Menace.
Not actually cited for this article, but an uncomfortably hilarious read non-the-less: A List of Don'ts for Women on Bicycles, Circa 1895