Cycling in the City

A 200-Year History

Opens March 14, 2019

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Discover New York’s rich bicycling heritage.

Cycling in the City traces the bike’s transformation of urban transportation and leisure and explores the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures in the city, past and present. The exhibition reveals the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle, while underscoring the importance of cycling as the city confronts climate change, energy scarcity, and population growth in the years to come.

Byron Company, "The Evening Telegram Bicycle Parade - Riverside Drive," 1896. Museum of the City of New York,


Cycling in the City is made possible in part 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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