Bike Museum Open House

(From Steve Stevens)

The annual open house for Golden Oldy Cyclery (as part of Golden’s “Heart and Soul of Golden” Month) will be on Sunday, Feb 4, 2007 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

In addition to the usual antique bike displays, Victorian cycling poetry readings, Colorado cycle history photos, and general good times, there will be:

  1. Bike riding lessons (weather permitting) on high wheels;
  2. Book signings by local authors Portia Masterson (“Bicycling Bliss”) and Linda LaBlanc (“Beyond the Summit”);
  3. Tuba Solo of Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for 2) chorus by a flaming amateur…. in the Victorian tradition of the bicycle bands from the 1880/90s;
  4. Harpists who attend will be invited to play on the 1929 Lyon & Healy Semi – Grand Gold Leaf Harp which was in the White House in Washington, D.C for 45 years playing for Presidents as well as heads of states who visited (just think of the DNA which it has seen and felt). It was there from just before the Wall Street Crash through the Resignation of Nixon;
  5. Banjo players will be invited to play on the 1880s Fretless banjo which was custom made for my Great Uncle Elmer who performed with it in Vaudeville;
  6. Tuba players will be invited to play on either the 1880s Copper tuba or the 1930’s Silver Tuba …. as long as the songs are bicycling focused;

A possible addition (if all logistics work out) will be a running of the beta version of the Powerpoint talk on “Colorful Colorado Cycling – the early years”.

There are some newly arrived old bikes this year – which have interesting features.

Please see the updated web site: http://www.goldenoldy.org for a preview.

Address: 17224 West 17th Place, Golden, Co 80401-2509

[Thanks to Judy Denison for highlighting this in her email newsletter.]

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