Bicycles have evolved over time. From the velocipede to the ten-speed, these innovations brought riders freedom. But in a world built for cars, life behind handlebars is both charmed and dangerous, writes historian Jill Lepore in the New Yorker. In 2019, Lepore visited the John Adams to discuss her book These Truths, a complete telling of what has shaped this country: the fundamental ‘truths’ of its founding. Through the lenses of events and people, Lepore reveals the complexity of the American political system, our struggles with democratic governance and equal treatment of our citizens.