Collections  »  Bicycles

In the 1880's and 90's, cycling became the most popular sport in the nation. More than 10 million people learned to ride in this first wave of "bicyclemania". The Curtiss Museum features several bicycles from this early period.

Our collection presently consists of:

  • Velocipede ca. 1865
  • High Wheel Bicycle ca. 1890
  • Rear High Wheel Bicycle ca. 1890
  • Columbia Shaft Drive Bicycle ca. 1899
  • Waverly Lady's Bicycle ca. 1899
  • Panama Men's Bicycle ca. 1899 
  • Rambler Men's Bicycle ca.1900 
Velocipede or
Velocipede or

Velocipede or "Boneshaker"

circa 1865