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For other uses, see Pedal Pusher (disambiguation).
A woman wearing denim pedal pushers on Broadway in SoHo, New York City

Pedal pushers are calf-length trousers that were popular during the 1950s and the early 1960s.[1] Often cuffed and worn tight to the skin, they are related in style to Capri pants, and are sometimes referred to as "clam diggers". The name "pedal pushers" originated from the style originally worn by cyclists, but the style quickly became identified with teenage girls.

They are the subject of "Pink Pedal Pushers", a song by Carl Perkins. A novelty song from the 1950s on MGM records was called "Skin Tight, Pin Striped, Purple Pedal Pushers" by Sheb Wooley, who had his biggest hit with "Purple People Eater".


  1. ^ "GLAMOROUS NEW PEDAL-PUSHERS.". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 26 December 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:55:49 -0700

IT was a pretty early start, considering a Sunday morning, but 9 am sharp more than 40 people from various walks of life and age groups were at the Capitol Complex with their bicycles and water bottles to begin the Le Corbusier Bicycle Tour. The ...


Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:37:30 -0700

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:37:30 -0700

All three women opted for pants and pumps at Cosmo's 50th anniversary party in LA on Monday, with Olivia looking gangsta chic in her pinstriped suit and Sarah showing off some tanned skin in pedal pushers and a cropped blazer by DSquared2.

Scout Somerville

Scout Somerville
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:37:30 -0700

How could Oktoberfest get any better? By adding bikes into the mix! At least, that's the idea behind the Boston Cyclists Union's Biketoberfest, which will welcome more than 300 area pedal pushers to the Armory on October 15 to eat, drink, socialize and ...


Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:48:45 -0700

"You'll see students come dressed like hippies or wearing pedal pushers to represent the '50s," Burris said. "It's a fun day." Last month, students in each English class voted on two classmates for homecoming court, she said. The student council ...

The Detroit News

The Detroit News
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:56:15 -0700

But one city is doing its best to increase the safety (and reduce the stress) between motorists and pedal pushers. Friendly, fashionable, funky Ferndale continues to upgrade the conventional bike lanes it has in the city with the creation of buffered ...
Jackson Hole News&Guide
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:22:30 -0700

For $10 at the door, gear heads and pedal pushers get a full-blown rock concert from Mustard Tiger and a shot at thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit that helps keep the trails safe, groomed and aggressive. The ...


Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:37:30 -0700

Want to get trashed and ride your bike? A new bike lock system is here to to spoil those (most likely) illegal intentions. The cleverly named Alcoho-Lock (say it out loud, it'll make sense) was developed by Japanese cycle business KOOWHO as a way to ...

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