Cycling in the City Programs

Steve Athineos (center, in white) leads a bike messenger protest, 1987. Photographer: Carl Hultberg. Courtesy of the photographer

Our exhibition Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History traces the bike’s transformation of urban transportation and leisure and explores the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures in the city, past and present, while underscoring the importance of cycling as the city confronts climate change, energy scarcity, and population growth in the years to come. Inspired by the exhibition, join us for a series of programs that explores New York's rich bicycling heritage and expands upon the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle.  

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Event Wednesday, August 7, 11:00am

Cycling in the City Family Program

Visit the exhibition Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History to explore cycling cultures in the city, past and present. Then participate in a cycling related activity to take home with you.


Cycling in the City programs are funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Cycling in the City is made possible with lead support provided by Metropolitan Velodrome, Inc.; additional support provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; Katheryn C. Patterson and Thomas L. Kempner Jr.; Bike New York; Rabobank International; and George H. Beane.

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