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Huron Bicycle Museum - Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

With over 50 bicycles and tricycles, the Huron Bicycle Museum displays the evolution of the bicycle from 1817 to 1980 in 7 stages during which the technologies developed and adapted for cycles became ever more complex.

This Museum has Canada's most comprehensive cycle collection.

A Museum of cycling Technology was opened on Saturday, 3 August, 2019 in Kincardine, Ontario. If anyone would like to visit the museum, please contact Geography Professor Emeritus Glen Norcliffe (https://buff.ly/2M4lYCi)

Contact: https://www.huronbicyclemuseum.com

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Musée National du Sport, Nice - France +++++

Cycling is particularly well represented in the collections of the National Museum of Sport. Indeed, the museum proposes to find - in its course dedicated to the "Défi sur soi" - the history of cycling and many objects related to the Tour de France thanks to mythical bicycles as well as outfits that belonged to the greatest French cyclists!

Contact: www.museedusport.fr

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Estonian Bicycle Museum – Väätsa, Estonia

www.velomuseum.eewww.velomuseum.eeEstonian Bicycle Museum NGO is a non-government organisation established in the late 2010s by a group of enthusiasts interested in the history of bicycles in Estonia. The collection of the members of the NGO currently contains more than five hundred historical bicycles related to Estonia.

Contact: www.velomuseum.ee

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Musée du Vélo SION - Switzerland +++++

A very nice privat museum with two part of exposition: Early cycling and rare and a special race maqchines from past to the actually time.

Contact: http://www.museeduvelo.ch/fr/

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Musée des Arts Forains - Paris, France +++++

Just two velocipede carousels remain in the world today. One is in France while the other is part of a traveling collection of vintage amusement park rides. The velocipede carousel in France resides at the Museum of Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts) in Paris' Bercy neighborhood. The museum, opened in 1996, includes colorful jumble of carousels, carnival rides and games from the 1850 to 1930 time period. The beautifully restored pieces were collected by a man named Jean-Paul Favand; His collection is one of the largest private collections in Europe. Luckily for the rest of us, Favand turned his collection into a museum so everyone could enjoy it. Even better, the rides in his collection aren't simply on display, they're still operative. So yes, if you head to the museum, you can pedal his 1885 velocipede carousel [sources: Thomas, Robertson] The museum reported to have been made in 1897 and it was discovered in Belgium around 1940. Two interesting points about his velocipede carousel: while the French carousels all run counterclockwise, this one runs clockwise because it was operated in Great Britain, where that direction was the norm.This velocipede carousel was also featured in the 2011 film "Midnight in Paris," directed by Woody Allen [source: Rohan]. The first big-rounds appeared around 1870 and served as a school for riding bicycles and promoting riding in general.

The museum is open to the public once a year and getting inside for an individual tour is very difficult, almost impossible. After many years the door opened to us so we can share.

Contact: http://arts-forains.com

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Fête Paradiso

The world's other remaining velocipede carousel is part of Fête Paradiso, a similar group ofvintage rides, carousels and various other carnival components. Frenchmen Francis Staub and Régis Masclet, rabid collectors of old carnival rides and art, purchased the pieces and came up with the idea of traveling around the world with them, reminiscent of the carnivals of yesteryear. Fête Paradiso was set up for several weeks at a time in various locales, beginning in 2013 [source: Rohan].

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

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

Contact: stepanka.pa@seznam.cz

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

A summer exposition with many local high wheels.

Contact: http://www.muzeumkolin.cz

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Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum - Obergurgl, Austria

Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum. Located in the heart of the Ötztal Alps, it houses 170 valuable exhibits in a purpose build exhibition space. And the best thing of all is that the museum stands just a few metres from the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, known among motorcycle enthusiasts as one of the best roads in the Alps.

Motoguzzi, BMQ, Sunbeam, Indian and Harly Davidson are just a few of the famous manufacturers to be found in the 2,600m² exhibition, which also features a number of classic cars. The museum, which is the highest motorbike museum in Europe, was opened in 2016.

Contact: https://www.crosspoint.tirol/en-home

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Streetlife Museum, Hull - England +++++

There are six galleries at the Streetlife Museum -

The Bicycle Gallery -

explores the history and development of the bicycle and its links to Hull’s history. It has an excellent collection of early bicycles including an 1818 Hobby Horse.

The Carriage Gallery -

has one of the finest carriage collections in public ownership in Britain.  Make sure you enjoy the smells of the stable as you step from the Hull York Mail Coach ride.

The Motor Car Gallery -  

takes you to the 1900 Motor Show, with rare veteran motor cars dating from 1897 onwards.

The Streetscene Gallery -

is where you find yourself on a busy street of reconstructed shops.  There is a cycle shop, a Yorkshire chemist shop and a Hull Co-operative shop from the 1930s.

The Railway Gallery -

is a reconstructed 1930s goods shed containing several items of interest, including the Cottingham North signal box, transported brick by brick from its original location and reassembled here.

The Joseph Rank Gallery looks at the life, career and legacy of Joseph Rank, the industrial revolution in flour milling and Hull’s ideal location as the catalyst for this to happen. On display are replicas of Joseph Rank’s freedom of the city scroll and the silver commemorative windmill commissioned to house it. You’ll also find an interactive feature which shows how roller milling produces flour and a digital picture frame showing views of the River Hull which was dominated by Joseph Ranks’ massive Clarence Mills complex

Contact: http://humbermuseums.com/museum-hull/streetlife-museum/

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Collezione velocipedi e biciclette antiche A. & C. Azzini, Soresina, Italy +++++

The summer exhibition METAMORFOSI MECCANICA organized at the beginning of June 2019 on the occasion of the famous Giro d'Italia visited also the legendary Vicenzo Nibali (in the photo) was a selection of the collection of historical bicycles "Collezione velocipedi e biciclette antiche A. & C. Azzini"

Photos: A. & C. Azzini

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A private museum present 10 main sector with circa 200 bicycle, they cover up the period between 1818 and 1955. There’re several typology of partition in order to have a clear image of the evolution of the bicycle. The Museum will be open only in the time table available in Facebook at the page Velocipedi e biciclette antiche collezione privata A & C Azzini and if you won’t find a date there you can have a reservation just for you in the weekend simply by keeping in touch in facebbok’s page.

Contact: www.velobiciantiche.it

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/velobiciantiche/

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