Which of the following best describes the function of the second sentence? A. It corrects a common misconception regarding the use of the bicycle in the mid-1890s. B. It elaborates on a claim made in the previous sentence regarding a social consequence of the cycling boom. C. It provides a context in which to understand the increased popularity of bicycle riding among privileged women. D. It explains why cycling attracted such a significant cross section of women. E. It describes the demographic characteristics of the consumer market for bicycles in the mid-1890s.