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Exhibition Opening: High Wheels! Thursday March 31, 5:00-8:00 PM

  • Hennepin History Museum 2303 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Join us for the opening of High Wheels at the Hennepin History Museum Thursday March 31, 5:00-8:00 PM


Minneapolis’ love affair with cycling began in the 1880s when the high wheel bicycle became widely available. In this decade, thousands of high wheels hit the streets, the first cycling clubs began to meet, and Minneapolis gained national prominence as a hot bed for six-day racing. While we may view the awkward looking high wheel as impossible to ride, this bicycle laid the groundwork for the even larger cycling boom of the 1890s and was a crucial stage in the development of today’s bicycle. This exhibit will include half a dozen different types of high wheels, assorted trophies, photographs, and cycling accessories, and an interactive experience allowing visitors to pedal a stationary high wheel.

This event is free and open to the public. There is limited free parking in the Hennepin History Museum's parking lot as well as street parking, and neighborhood pay lots. Bike parking available. Sorry, this event is not ADA accessible. 

High Wheels will be on view at the Hennepin History Museum from March 29 - June 26, 2016. 

Proudly sponsored by Insight Brewing