1234

Exposition "Antik bicycle" - Rumburk, Czech Republic +++++

An exposition for summer 2020. All bicycles are from museum in Děčín - Czech republic.

Contact: http://www.muzeumrumburk.cz

260 - Rumburk Expo 2020
260 - Rumburk Expo 2020
260 - Rumburk Expo 2020
260 - Rumburk Expo 2020
260 - Rumburk Expo 2020
260 - Rumburk Expo 2020

album: 260 - Rumburk Expo 2020

Velohistorie - Golčův Jeníkov, Czech Republic +++++

A new privat museum was opened 26.6.2020 in very romantic building near Čáslav.

Address: Na Písku 46, Golčův jeníkov - Czech Republic

 

259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov
259/A - Golčův Jeníkov

album: 259/A - Golčův Jeníkov

 

 

Seasonal exposition 2019/2020, Hradec Králové - Czech Republic +++++

A very nice seasonal exposition in town museum. Bicycles and items for the exposition were lent from state museum in Olomouc, privat collections and some examples were used from deposit of Hradec Králové museum.

Contact: https://www.muzeumhk.cz

254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition
254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition
254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition
254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition
254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition
254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition

album: 254/A Okolo Hradce - exposition

Privat Museum of Martin Hlavaty, Czech Republic +++++

A very nice privat collection many bikes and parts in original condition. 

Contact: stepanka.pa@seznam.cz

246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty
246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty
246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty
246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty
246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty
246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty

album: 246 - Privat museum M.Hlavaty

Exposition "Time Period of High Wheel in Bohemia", Kolín - Czech Republic +++++

A summer exposition with many local high wheels.

Contact: http://www.muzeumkolin.cz

245 - High Wheels - Kolin
245 - High Wheels - Kolin
245 - High Wheels - Kolin
245 - High Wheels - Kolin
245 - High Wheels - Kolin
245 - High Wheels - Kolin

album: 245 - High Wheels - Kolin

Historic Car Museum - Kuks, Czech Republic +++++

A small privat museum in very nice area - Kuks village.

Contact: http://www.veteran-muzeum-kuks.cz

240 - Museum Kuks 2019
240 - Museum Kuks 2019
240 - Museum Kuks 2019

album: 240 - Museum Kuks 2019

Local exposition 2019 - Kladno, Czech Republic +++++

A small local exposition near Prague with all bicycles and items from local factories and clubs.

Contact: http://www.omk.cz

239/A - Kladno 2019
239/A - Kladno 2019
239/A - Kladno 2019

album: 239/A - Kladno 2019

Museum of Cycling History, Žíreč - Czech Republic +++++

New museum was opened in the Czech Republic during summer 2017.

Over 200 bicycles from all time period.

Contact:    http://www.barokniarealzirec.cz 

220 - Museum Žirec 2019
220 - Museum Žirec 2019
220 - Museum Žirec 2019
220 - Museum Žirec 2019
220 - Museum Žirec 2019
220 - Museum Žirec 2019

album: 220 - Museum Žirec 2019

 

Expo "The Legendary Favorit" - NTM Praha, Czech Republic +++++

Text: author of the exposition Jan Králik

The bicycle is a perfectly designed piece of sports equipment, means of transport and leisure activity. We have Karl Drais to thank for it; his two-wheeled “draisienne” was first unveiled on the 12th of June 1817. The history of the bicycle starts here, and from that point on, its designs have been as diverse as its principle is simple.

At first it was seen as a fun leisure activity, but it soon began to be used as a mode of transport, which then led, almost naturally, to racing. The first recorded velocipede race, on bikes with cranks and pedals on the shaft of the front wooden wheel (with spokes), took place in France on the 8th of December 1867. The winner completed the 17–kilometre course from Paris to Versailles in one hour. The first race to be held in the Czech lands took place in Kutná Hora on the 8th of August 1869. A race was held in Brno one week later.

Subsequent chapters in Czech cycling history were written by famous (and long forgotten) manufacturers, riders, trainers, managers, businessmen, mechanics, functionaries and journalists. The Favorit factory in Rokycany played a particularly exceptional role. Its roots, development, humble beginnings, growth, mishaps and decline is a fascinating story, but about which there are relatively few documents or written reports.  Former factory employees and racing cyclists are the main source of information, and although their memories may be clouded by time, their recollections reveal their love of the Favorit brand. Favorit was one very few companies to receive credit for both its quality and (non)availability during the era of blatant socialist experimentation.

Following the wild privatization after the fall of communism and dissolution of the company, it seemed that Favorit was condemned to slow oblivion. Only collectors breathed life into the old discarded bikes and admired the old metal frames.

But never say never. The brand has been restarted, and the manufacture of Favorit bicycles in Rokycany has come to life again.

The legend is back.

233 - The Legendary Favorit
233 - The Legendary Favorit
233 - The Legendary Favorit
233 - The Legendary Favorit
233 - The Legendary Favorit
233 - The Legendary Favorit

album: 233 - The Legendary Favorit

Seasonal exhibition– Mnichovo Hradiště, Czech Republic +++++

A nice exhibition with many bicycles from Standa Hnizdil‘s collection and memebers of local clubs and three bicycles from museum of town Mnichovo Hradiště. This exhibition was opened through summer 2018.

Contact:  http://muzeum.mnhradiste.cz

229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.

album: 229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.

Museums