Marin Museum of Bicycling Event Cycling 1890’s Marin: Riding Marin’s Back Roads 120 years ago
An Illustrated History by Joe Breeze – Wednesday, May 24
The illustrated presentation will feature images from a recently discovered 19th century photo album. The album, produced by the Bay City Wheelmen, San Francisco’s largest cycling club, documents the club’s rides from 1894 to 1904. The album’s 150 pages are full of photos of Bay Area bike rides 120 years ago. Almost a hundred photos depict rides in Marin, a favorite destination.
Curator of the Marin Museum of Bicycling, Breeze has researched the club’s rides to Marin destinations of yore, including Blithedale Hotel in Mill Valley, McNear’s Beach, Camp Taylor on Papermill Creek, Tocaloma and Nicasio Hotels in western Marin, Larkin’s Lodge and Dillon’s Beach.
Breeze, who has been riding the same routes himself for 50 years, has matched images from the album with photos from today. A lifelong student of Marin County history, he will share his extensive knowledge of the roads and landscapes of the period.
Please join us for this fascinating illustrated history. A Q&A session will follow. Snacks and refreshments will be available.
Tickets are $10 per adult ($5 for students and Marin Museum of Bicycling members). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum, online, or at the door the evening of the event. Advance purchase is recommended. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling.
Tickets are $10 per adult ($5 for students and Marin Museum of Bicycling members). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum, online, or at the door the evening of the event. Advance purchase is recommended. Refreshments available. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling.
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. The museum is a comprehensive bicycle museum and cultural center. Open since 2015, the museum is also home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. For regular hours, admission fees and membership information, please see the museum’s web site: http://mmbhof.org .
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