Women cycling in the nineteenth century often is associated with the image of a “liberated” woman riding in bloomers. The history of women’s cycling, however, existed in tension between the progress the bicycle allowed and most wheelwomen’s need to be perceived as respectable. This talk address the way that discourse around women’s dress both reinforced social norms and helped legitimize the idea of cycling as an appropriate activity for women.
Erik Noren has been building bikes for over twenty years and has become one of the most well-recognized and -respected figures in the world of handmade cycles. Under the Peacock Groove label based in Minneapolis, he has created the now famous Evil Dead and Prince bikes as well as many other artistic and simply beautiful cycles. Erik will give an illustrated history of his career and insights into how he’s arrived at his mastery.
Over the past 20 years, Gary has been advocating for increased access and infrastructure to improve road cycling and mountain biking both nationally and in Minnesota. Gary will provide insight into how advocacy efforts by many helped Minnesota to become a top city for cycling, the untold back stories of how Cuyuna was developed into a national mountain bike destination, and the keys to why the MN high school mountain bike league is creating cycling families, healthy lifestyles, and a lifelong activity for students.
The Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota is nearing twenty years old, and has been a leader in a movement of similar clubs around the nation. Its commitment is to be a social/recreational club that promotes safe and fun cycling geared towards African-American communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Bring out your bikes! CMM invites all comers to show and share their cycles- from shiny to shabby, from pristine to well-pedaled. Whether you’re a collector of many, a keeper of one, or just curious, this is a chance to rub shoulders with like-minded bike lovers. All welcome.
1:00-3:00 PM- Bike show/share (outdoors). CMM Vault open to the public. Refreshments.
2:15 PM- opt-in bike blessing by Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral clergy
2:30 PM- ride out for 6 miles Classic Promenade loop to the Herkimer
This event is outdoors and weather-dependent.
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The Cyclist's Mobility: Lady Cyclists, Wheelmen of Color, and the Bicycle Boom of the 1890s with Christine Bachman-Sanders
The bicycle craze of the end of 19th century championed the democratizing technology of the bicycle and its accompanying mobility including for women and people of color. Christine Bachman-Sanders, a scholar of cycling history at the University of Minnesota, will focus on one piece of this larger social and political movement, revealing the ways that the bicycle boom interacted with wheelmen of color.
We hope you will join us on Saturday April 8, 2017 for our first annual fundraiser, bike party and pop-up exhibit - RAD! CYCLES. Activities include a special one-night-only exhibit featuring big air cycles, a film screening of the cult classic RAD, silent auction with one-of-a-kind opportunities, a tasty array of heavy appetizers and interactive bike activities.
What's the connection between bikes and art? What happens when you try to make a business out of that connection? And what do you do when things inevitably go sideways? These and many other questions no one asked will be answered by Charles K. Youel, founder and Creative Director of ARTCRANK which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017.
From the street in front of your house to communities throughout the Twin Cities, the bicycle is a means of movement, literally and metaphorically. In his research, teaching and community work, from St. Paul to Copenhagen, presenter Lars Christiansen discovered, from riding partners to community partnerships, the bicycle can take you to new places.
Join the original visionary of the Midtown Greenway Coalition together with its executive director to learn about its history how a small group of citizens helped build the trail that’s gained international fame.
Calling all velo-sophers! Join us at Fair State Brewing Cooperative for a night of bike-friendly factoids! Grab a team of up to six to pool your knowledge on pop culture, gear and paraphernalia - it's all on the table, with prizes to the winningest teams.
Join the Cycling Museum of Minnesota for Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Your donation will help us preserve and promote the rich and varied history of cycling in Minnesota. CMM relies on this state-wide giving day to bring you bike-related programming all year long.
"Get out of the Road! The Legal Battle Over the Highwheel in America, 1870-1900" - Fireside Chat with James Longhurst
In the 1870s, cycling in Great Britain and the US triggered a fight over the legal rights of the highwheeled bicycle; a fight that shaped the rights of later bicycles and motor vehicles
Join Bill Walker, Cultural Resources Program Manager with Three Rivers Park District, for an armchair journey through history along our Regional Trails.
"Mapping the Second Gold Age of Bicycling" - Fireside Chat with Doug Shidell
Join us for the opening celebration of High Wheels! at the Hennepin History Museum on Thursday March 31.
On November 14, 2015 thousands of donors will be making gifts to their non-profit of choice for Give To The Max Day. Will you support the Cycling Museum of Minnesota? Your donation will support: our upcoming exhibit at the Hennepin History Museum, a move to our new home, 2016’s Joy Ride, educational programs and events, collecting and preserving cool bikes. Schedule your Give To The Max Day donation today!
The Saint Paul Classic is a showcase for the handsome parks and parkways of Saint Paul. The 21st annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Don't miss this family-friendly Saint Paul tradition! For more information, visit Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour.