Museum Saturday Nights
Join us Saturday evenings this winter for a little bike history.
On December 2nd, January 20th, and February 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jeff and Paul will lead some bicycle history talks with demonstrations and some hands-on displays. There will also be snacks and refreshments.
January 20th: ”The Jazz Sport ” will showcase the racing bikes, the craftsmen, the atheletes and their stories from the early part of the last century.
Jeff has some great memorabilia from the six-day track racing era, and the bikes are intertwined with personal stories from the old racers. Imagine Lance Armstrong’s bike on display and a story about the time that he overshot a corner and fell on a spectator along the roadside with that bike. We have those kind of connections and anecdotes, but they involve riders with names like Frank Bartell or Joe Kopsky, not Lance Armstrong or Fabian Cancellara.
We’ll have bikes on display that were raced in Madison Square Garden to the cheers of capacity crowds, stories about depression-era working athletes, and a treasure trove of 1920’s technology.
February 24th: Chilly Hilly Eve, theme yet to be determined