The bicycle, a wonderful machine conceived in the 19th century with the invention of the pedestrian curricle, has gradually evolved into today’s sleek, innovative vehicles.
The exhibition is divided into several sections, each dedicated to a different aspect: the cyclist and our extraordinary ability to learn (and never forget!) a series of complex, synchronized actions; the mutual influence between bicycles and urban and social change; cycling as a tool for change in third world countries; and how the current use of bicycles is revolutionizing urban landscapes and urban living.
The exhibition features innovations and inventions since the inception of the vehicle: the Wright brothers’ expert use of bicycles in their building of the first airplane; how the German Karl Benz invented the modern automobile by attaching a motor to a tricycle, and more.
The exhibition’s flagship exhibits include a bicycle-powered animated video, a square wheel bike that runs smoothly, and cycling in a wind tunnel.