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BWRC Breakfast Talk: Riding and Racing: Bikes at Coney Island (1880-1930)

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Date:
October 9, 2015
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Venue/Room:
N119

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: N119

Cycling along the Boardwalk at Coney Island is not new. In the 1880s, Coney Island was a frequent destination for club-oriented, high-wheel riders from New York City. During the great bicycle boom of the 1890s, Coney Island hosted numerous amateur and professional races. A velodrome (a type of bicycle race track) continued to flourish there into the 1930s. At about that time, adult recreational cycling enjoyed a major comeback, and Coney Island once again became a haven for recreational cyclists. Come learn about this fantastic period in Brooklyn history!

Speaking will be David Herlihy author of The Lost Cyclist and Bicycle: The History.

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