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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sneak Peek from the Stacks: A Good Day for a Bike Ride

Designated in 1956 by the League of American Cyclists, May is National Bike Month. Throughout the month, area bike associations will be holding celebrations, fundraisers and events to promote safety awareness, as well as the environmental and health benefits associated with bike riding. Having gone through many redesigns since it was first introduced in the 19th century; the modern bicycle is now one of the more popular modes of transportation, exercise and recreation. 

From our Photo Archives, here are just a few of my favorite bike enthusiasts:

Harry Gottlieb, Sunday in the Park
Frank Jensen, Coming 'Round the Bend

You can find more examples of bicycles in art, along with historical images in the Collections Search Center.

Happy cycling!


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