Bicycling Through History: Iowa’s Love Affair with Two-Wheeled Travel
January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Marion Heritage Center & Museum will present “Bicycling Through History: Iowa’s Love Affair with Two-Wheeled Travel” by Leo Landis on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:30pm. Mr. Landis is the State Curator for the State Historical Society of Iowa. Landis will discuss how cycling started as a pastime of wealthy men and became a recreational opportunity all Iowans can enjoy. He will also share stories of cycling from across the state, ranging from the first bicycles in the 1860s to John Entler’s scrapbooks highlighting his stove and bicycle shop in Bonaparte in the late 1800s to the beginnings of RAGBRAI. This is the third in the continuing program series for the exhibit Marion’s Good Roads: Bicycles, Motorcycles & Automobiles on the Transcontinental Routes 1878 to 1919, which runs through April 29, 2018. Admission to the program and the exhibit is free courtesy of a grant from the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids. Reception and refreshments will be offered after the program. Snow date will be February 4, 2018.