Evan Friss is an Assistant Professor of History at James Madison University and is the author of The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s (The University of Chicago Press). His research has been featured in The New Yorker, Slate, and The New York Times. Friss holds a Ph.D. in History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and an M.A. in History and a Certificate in Archival Management from New York University. Aside from reading, writing, and teaching history, he enjoys running and spending time with his wife and two children.