Silicon Valley Bikes: Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880 Exhibit

Starts: Friday, January 23rd 2015 at 11:00 am
Ends: Sunday, July 26th 2015 at 4:30 pm

Garden City Wheelmen, 1919

Garden City Wheelmen, photographed at the 1919 San José relay vs. the Sanson Wheelmen of Stockton (History San Jose Collection)

Location: Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel, History Park
Admission: Free
Hours: Weekends 11am-4pm and by appointment
Exhibit Sponsors: Garden City Construction
Wheel Away Cycle Center
Bicycle Express
San Jose Bicycle Club
Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club Inc.
Ampersand Ellipsis Jones LLC
Hellyer Velodrome

For almost 150 years Santa Clara Valley residents have formed cycling clubs to socialize and to race; they have improved bicycles, modified them to suit their needs and styles, and have used bicycles to help the needy and to build community.

Known as the birthplace of innovation for personal computers, networking and the internet, this region is also the birthplace of bicycling innovation. Bicycles, helmets and accessories with the Avocet, Blackburn, Bontrager, Giro, Klein, Ritchey and Specialized brands were founded by Santa Clara Valley cyclists.

Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880 features images and artifacts from History San José’s collection, and objects from private individuals and organizations. From the 1842 Lefebvre velocipede, the world’s oldest human-powered vehicle, to the latest fixie, Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation & Politics showcases the Silicon Valley’s rich bicycling culture and history.

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