Friday, June 21, 2013

Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design - A Hit With Kids

A bunch of super cool bikes in an art museum. That's the concept. Works for me. Thus, I have described Portland Art Museum's summer show of Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design

The exhibit consists of around 40 interesting bikes each having some unique design characteristic. The bikes range from the prosaic to the futuristic.

As I like this thing called bicycle cycling I enjoyed the exhibit but worried about the kids' interest. They loved it, finding the different sizes and shapes, colors and materials, a celebration of the bicycle.

There was a pleasant and helpful "Bike Guy" on hand to answer questions. He was a volunteer who worked at a local bike parts manufacturer. I give this guy a big shout-out as he didn't snigger when I asked him what was a "monocoque."

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