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“Old Timey” Bike Fest: Celebrate Baltimore as the Birthplace of the American Bicycle
August 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Maryland Historical Society, the International Cycling History Conference, and Baltimore Heritage are excited to present a celebration of bicycles, history and Baltimore! All are welcome on August 7 to join in the celebration, see demonstrations and exhibitions, and take a ride through Baltimore cycling history.
Old Timey Bike Fest at the Maryland Historical Society – 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Thanks to the International Cycling History Conference, MdHS will be highlighting bike history from the 1860s through the present with demonstrations of antique velocipedes and safety bicycles and an exhibition of American bicycles. Food is available from the Green Bowl and GrrChe Food Trucks and a cash bar will have additional refreshments.
Bicycling and Baltimore Landmarks with Baltimore Heritage – 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Follow the exhibition by coming along for a ten-mile ride celebrating Baltimore’s 200-year history of cycling with stories, parks and landmarks. Riders will learn how Baltimore became the birthplace of the American velocipede, visit the corner where H.L. Mencken learned to ride a bike in 1889, and race down the famed Park Cycle Track in Druid Hill Park! This ride begins at the Maryland Historical Society in the plaza on Park Avenue.