History of Bicycles Show -- Free -- Part of Lincoln's Festival on Rt.66

History of Bicycles 2018 at David Davis Mansion
All Day -- Saturday, July 21st  -- 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
This year the show features:
Wheels Through Time: A Historic Bike Exhibit
Bloomington Cycle & Fitness: bikes of all ages, including electric bicycles!
Peoria Wheelmen: antique bicycles on display
10:30 and 1:30 Presentations:
Two Hundred Years of Bicycles: New Technologies and Social Acceptance 1817-2018, presented by Thomas Burr, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University
Early History of Women’s Cycling in Illinois, presented by Christopher Sweet, Bicycle Historian, Illinois Wesleyan University
11:00 to 1:00 - Lunch available from Healthy in a Hurry on the grounds of the Mansion
• 12:00 noon - Slow Bike Races: this is crazy fun! Bring your bike and participate… awards will be given!
3:00  - Casual Ride down the Constitution Trail. The Open Ride will begin at the Mansion with the antique bicycles, followed by all who wish to join us! We will double back and end at the new brewpub, Keg Grove.
Bring your bicycle and join the fun!
This event is free to the public … all are welcome! Donations gladly accepted.
The Historic Acting Troupe will be in the Mansion from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be portraying people who actually lived in Bloomington/Normal after the Civil War. They will be talking about:
-- John Wesley Powell's explorations of The West
-- Women getting or not getting to vote
-- The beginnings of Memorial Day in our towns
-- The war's Battle of the Crater and how black soldiers were treated
-- Support of Black rights post-war
The Mansion is open for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

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Event Date 07-21-2018
Event End Date 07-21-2018
David Davis Mansion
1000 Monroe Drive Bloomington, IL 61701
David Davis Mansion

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David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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