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Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI – USA +++++

The Pompous Museum, unfortunately, when we visited it in 2018, only two bikes are exposed to the public, although a large and valuable collection is hidden in the depository.

36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018
36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018
36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018

album: 36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018

Contact:  http://www.thehenryford.org/museum/index.aspx

Henry Ford said of his museum: “I am collecting the history of our people as written into things their hands made and used.... When we are through, we shall have reproduced American life as lived, and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part of our history and tradition.”

Photos of bicycle display from 2005 (taken by Mr. Zdeněk Měsíček)

36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA
36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA
36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA

album: 36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA

 

Pierce - Arrow Museum, Buffalo, NY – USA +++++

The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum and a new exhibit on Buffalo's Bicycles (1860s - 1920s). 

The collection of vintage bicycles and rare cycling memorabilia from the collections of Jim and Mary Ann Sandoro, the Burgwardt Family and the former Pedaling History Museum. 

Contact: http://www.pierce-arrow.com

226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA

album: 226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA

THE BUFFALO TRANSPORTATION PIERCE-ARROW MUSEUM HONORS AND PRESERVES THE COMPANY’S LONG AND PRESTIGIOUS HISTORY. 

The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was a symbol of one of Buffalo’s most significant eras of growth, prosperity and of American innovation and ingenuity.

226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA
226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA
226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA

album: 226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA

Gary and Mary COOK´S Bicycle collection, Vallejo CA – USA +++++

Gary Cook was owner of bicycle shop and big bicycle collector. „He had so much energy and was very funny“ said me his wife Mary.  Gary passed away in June 2008. Part of his collection was sold and many bikes and parts were donated to the museum at Davis University in California.

219/A - Gary COOK collection
219/A - Gary COOK collection
219/A - Gary COOK collection

album: 219/A - Gary COOK collection

219/B - Gary COOK Collection
219/B - Gary COOK Collection
219/B - Gary COOK Collection

album: 219/B - Gary COOK Collection

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago - USA +++++

Rare and fascinating historic bicycles from the Museum's collection alongside new high-tech bikes in exposition „The Art of the Bicycle“. 

Link exhibition: http://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/exhibits/art-of-the-bicycle/ 

„It is an invention where science, art and engineering intersect—and one we can master at six years old. The first bicycles were revolutionary 200 years ago, and today's bike designers continue to redefine and revisit the concept of cycling. Trace the path of an evolution from Boneshaker to Moonlander in a beautiful gallery of creativity and ingenuity.“

All photos exhibition The Art of the Bicycle were find on thr internet:

209/A - Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/A - Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/A - Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

album: 209/A - Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Museum contact: http://www.msichicago.org

209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

album: 209/B- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

 

209/C- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/C- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
209/C- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

album: 209/C- Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Henry Sheldon Museum - Middlebury, Vermont - USA +++++

Very nice summer exhibit "Pedaling Through History: 150 Years of the Bicycle". The Collection of Glenn Eames.

June 21, 2016 – October 16, 2016

Contact museum: http://henrysheldonmuseum.org/

Contact Glenn Eams collection:  http://www.oldspokeshome.com/home

191 - Henry Sheldon Museum
191 - Henry Sheldon Museum
191 - Henry Sheldon Museum
191 - Henry Sheldon Museum
191 - Henry Sheldon Museum
191 - Henry Sheldon Museum

album: 191 - Henry Sheldon Museum

Exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America", North Haven , CT - USA

One part of International Cycling History Conference 2016 was very nice exhibition at the Best Western, 201 Washington Ave , North Haven , CT

(June 25th to 29th 2016)

Contact: http://www.ichc.biz/2016-EN/2016-01-intro.php

189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"
189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"
189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"
189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"
189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"
189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"

album: 189 - exhibition "150 years of bicycling in America"

California Bicycle Museum, Davis, CA - USA +++++

The vintage bicycles depicted here are from the Pierce Miller collection owned by the University of California in Davis. Pierce Miller was a rancher near Modesto with an avid interest in the history of transportation. He amassed over one hundred horse-drawn vehicles of every description, a handful of antique automobiles, and a large collection of bicycles. Miller exhibited the vehicles and bicycles in a roadside museum of transportation history until his death in the 1960s. In the 1940s, Miller purchased the entire bicycle collection from Walter Nilsson, a well-known vaudeville performer whose stage specialty was acrobatic bicycle and unicycle riding. Nilsson collected the bicycles while on tour around the world with his cycling act.

The University bought the Miller Collection in 2000 when it became available for sale. A federal Transportation Enhancements grant was the primary funding source.

UC Davis, the City of Davis, and an avid group of cycling and history enthusiasts are looking for a permanent exhibit space for which the Miller collection will provide the core of what is planned to be a major bicycle museum.

Contact: http://taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/resources/pierce_miller_collection

Video How Miller collection was transferred from its original home to Davis: https://vimeo.com/64667629

Thank you for photos to Transportation Services University of California

177 - Pierce Miller collection
177 - Pierce Miller collection
177 - Pierce Miller collection
177 - Pierce Miller collection
177 - Pierce Miller collection
177 - Pierce Miller collection

album: 177 - Pierce Miller collection

The Pryor Dodge Bicycle Collection, NY - USA +++++

The Pryor Dodge Bicycle Collection offers a glimpse of the 19th Century from the handlebars of a bicycle. Over over 2,000 original artifacts from Europe and the U. S. portray the technical, social and esthetic aspects of this medium during its first 100 years, dating from 1819.

Contact: http://www.pryordodge.com/Bicycles.html

Photos: Pryor Dodge and Robert Štěrba

175/B Pryor Dodge Collection
175/B Pryor Dodge Collection
175/B Pryor Dodge Collection
175/B Pryor Dodge Collection
175/B Pryor Dodge Collection
175/B Pryor Dodge Collection

album: 175/B Pryor Dodge Collection

Marin Museum of Bicycling, Fairfax, CA - USA +++++

After two years of planning and building, the new Marin Museum of Bicycling will formally open its doors on June 2015. Located in the middle of Fairfax, California, the MMB’s primary purpose is to serve as the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Previously located in Crested Butte, Colorado, the MBHoF recognizes individuals who have contributed to the sport in the areas of advocacy, industry, journalism, pioneers, promotion, and racing history. After 15 years in the Butte–a beautiful town rich in mountain bike history, but tiny and difficult to access–the MBHoF moved to a bigger space, in a more accessible and population-dense location.

Despite a more urban location, Marin County is arguably the place where the mountain bike was born, making it a mostly-appropriate location for the sport’s hall of fame. I say "mostly" because Marin County was also the place where the anti-mountain bike movement began and riders in Marin continue to struggle with legal access to singletrack.

Contact: http://mmbhof.org/

Thank you for photos to Giovanni LiCalsi and Justin Sullivan

167/A - Marin Museum USA
167/A - Marin Museum USA
167/A - Marin Museum USA

album: 167/A - Marin Museum USA

CYCLE SMITHY - Chicago, IL - USA +++++

Owner Mark Mattei has amassed one of the broadest and most eclectic collections in the USA. And in addition to being a busy in-the-city bike shop! Pictured here is just a small part of the goodies to see....

Contact: http://www.cyclesmithy.com/

165 CYCLE SMITHY
165 CYCLE SMITHY
165 CYCLE SMITHY

album: 165 CYCLE SMITHY

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