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Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling

In this new exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, you'll travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history. Showcasing the crucial role that Wisconsin has played in two national bicycling eras, the "Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling" exhibit features historic bicycles and artifacts, intriguing images, and virtual interactive experiences. Discover how the long, colorful, and sometimes contentious story of the growth and development of cycling in Wisconsin in the late 1800s is once again playing out today.

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Cyclists ride past Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Sparta's Ben Bikin' statue, near the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, is a tribute to the high-wheel and stands 32 feet tall. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail in Wisconsin is the first rail-to-trail project in the United States. Wisconsin Department of Tourism, RJ & Linda Miller



Cyclists ride past Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Cyclists ride past Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Brian Malloy

Cyclists ride past Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

Download image: Cyclists and Pedestrians WHI 2001.tif Cyclists ride their bicycles past curious onlookers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, ca. 1890. Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society Image ID #2001

Velocipede, ca. 1869.

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Velocipede, ca. 1869. Credit: Courtesy of Budget Bicycle Center, Madison. Photo by Joel Heiman

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Plan Your Visit

Dates: Feb 27 - Oct 10, 2015

Times: Tuesday—Saturday: 9 am—4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission is by donation: Adults: $4, Children: $3, Family: $10

WHS Members: FREE for all members

For complete details on admission, hours, a map, distances from various cities, and other information, see the Museum's visitor information pages.

Media Contact
Michael Hollander,
Museum Deputy Director
Office: 608-264-6570
michael.hollander@wisconsinhistory.org

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