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. We use the December night as a fundraiser for the PAWS animal shelter, so please bring pet food and/or a cash donation.
December 2nd ”The 90’s”. Wow, where has the time gone? Some of the bikes and technology that we’re going to show off will seem like they’re still current, but most of it has been gathering dust for twenty years now. Mountain bike suspension, hydraulic braking and elaborate new shifting systems were invented in the ‘90’s. New materials came into play, aerodynamics became a design element, and Paul worked on the international racing circuit in the ‘90’s (so there are lots of stories to tell).
We’ll have a couple of special guests. Logan Owen, who was born in the ‘90’s, is now a racer with the Cannondale-Drapac team. Kiel Reijnen, who learned to ride a bike in the ‘90’s, races for Trek-Segafredo. They should have some great bike racing stories.
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.
We’ll have bikes on display that were raced in Madison Square Garden to the cheers of capacity crowds.
February 24th: Chilly Hilly Eve, theme yet to be determined