MILWAUKEE – From antique to modern, there’s a bike for everyone this week at Discovery World. Discovery World plays host to “Pedal Power,” a week-long exploration of everything about bikes.
On display this week at Discovery World – 145 years worth of American bicycling technology is on display this week.
“Everything from 1867 to some of the more current models,” Scott Wilke from South Shore Cyclery said.
Discovery World visitors can check out the history of bicycles and participate in stationary bike races.
They can also attend repair clinics, where they can learn how to fix popped tires and perform basic bike maintenance.
“It empowers people to be able to ride wherever and whenever they want if they know that they can take care of an issue if it does arise,” Steve Whitford from South Shore Cyclery said.
Safety seminars will educate people about the rules of the road.
“Wear a properly fit helmet, ride in the road, ride in the same direction as traffic, use the proper lanes to make your turns, and be visible and predictable,” Jessica Binder with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin said.
“It’s fun to show my grandchildren the bikes that we rode when we were kids,” said Discovery World visitor Carol Beckman.
Bikes of all shapes and sizes are showcased in the exhibit, but Richard Muza will likely draw the most attention with his high wheel.
“I just love the view, and I find them to be very graceful to watch them going down the road,” Muza said.
Pedal Power is a great way to get a glimpse of history, while moving forward.
Pedal power runs through Friday, April 13. There is no additional cost to the regular admission at Discovery World.
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