Us Brits wouldn't normally consider driving 1000 miles each way but the planes cost too much and the trains are antiquated and slow.
This means I will have driven 2/3 of my road trip across in America.
Anyhow - Whilst there I will try and visit this.
'Bicycles! 150 Years of gears'
“Colorado could well be the bicycling capital of the U.S. Whether it’s a mountain bike, a recumbent bike, or even an old-fashioned high-wheel bicycle, every kind of bicycle can be seen on Colorado’s streets, paths and trails. This exhibit examines the history of bicycling, from the original “boneshaker” to today’s latest designs.”
Their blurb doesn’t really sound too exciting but I have read elsewhere that they will be displaying the history of the bicycle from the earliest boneshakers through the cruisers of the ‘50’s, the classics such as one of Andy Hampsten’s and the latest pro designs. Longmont is 60 miles north of Denver Colorado.
They are also hosting a series of Bike themed events and activities throughout the exhibit, including: ‘Women on Wheels’ on 15 May (a group ride and women’s specific introduction to cycling), Screening of ‘Klunkerz’ on May 26th and on July 1st ‘Tour De France with the Pros’ which is an opportunity to talk with local experts and Pro’s who have ridden the Tour. Sounds like a very cool exhibit.
So as I will be in Denver the blog will be quiet but I will endeavour to catch up on my return and present you with the up to date ‘Classics project’ as soon as I can.