Wednesday, May 15, 2013

80 North: Davis, US Bicycling Hall of Fame

updated 11-16-16

US Bicycling Hall of Fame  303 3rd St./B St.  W 4-8, Sat 10-2.  $5, 60+ & 6-12 $3.  This small three-level museum serves as an educational and research center for all aspects of cycling and bicycle history.  The approximately 135 inductees are honored on the second floor (about four more are added each year), where you can view awards, jerseys, and bikes—including Eric Heiden’s unusual team time trial bike featuring spokes covered by Mylar for aerodynamic efficiency.  In the basement are the don't-misses.  It is where Green Day once performed a concert.  Additionally, the Pierce Miller antique bicycle collection includes a six-seat tandem bike and an assortment of unusual children’s bikes (the oldest item dates from 1823), and you’ll also see a folding parachute bike from WWII. 

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