If you’re passing through Grand Haven, MI, stop by the Train Depot Museum for the “Circles in Motion:Ã‚Â The American Bicycle 1860-2008” exhibit, running through Fall 2008. Bikes on display represent the entire history of cycling in America along with some interesting tidbits:
- The lower cross bar Women’s bike was introduced in the 1890s, liberating women to ride and leading to the first boom in the industry.
- In the 1890s, one-third of all patents were bicycle related.
- Some tandems in the 1890s allowed men to steer from the rear seat, which some say is the root of the term “back seat driver”.