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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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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
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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.
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Museum Deputy Director