Cycling in the City

A 200-Year History

March 14 - October 14, 2019

Men line up with their bicycles as spectators look on from raised seating before The Evening Telegram Bicycle Parade

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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 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, Citi BikeRabobank International, and George H. Beane.

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

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