Did you know the first bicycles had no pedals? A rider used their feet to propel the bicycle.
The Bicycle Museum of America houses a rich source of bicycle history with over 300 bicycles on display. Examples of the collection include a bicycle outfitted for the U.S. Army infantry in World War I and the famed bicycle from the film Peewee’s Big Adventure. You will also see a monocycle on display that was used in the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Check out the Fiberglass and wooden bicycles, the big wheel and historical racing bicycles. The oldest bicycle is from 1816, made in Germany. Many Sting-rays from the 1960s and balloon-tired bicycles from the 1950s fill the historical interior with nostalgia.
For serious bicyclists it is a unique look into the history of a beloved sport. For most it is an opportunity to stroll down memory lane. Make plans to visit this incredible private museum.
- Jewelry cases containing gems and rocks, old/new bicycle accessories, assorted bicycle memorabilia, presidential memorabilia, the Schwinn story, Coaster brake display.
- An 8’x14’ Civil War flag
- Presidential Inaugural Coins
- Navy Challenge coins
- WWII display including a purple heart and good conduct medal
- 800 bicycle head badges
- interactive, video and reference area
- 14,000 sq. ft. of displays on 3 levels.
7 West Monroe St.
New Bremen, OH 45869
9AM – 5PM in the Winter
9AM – 7PM in the Summer
Saturdays are 10AM – 2PM year round
Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Seniors, $1 Students. Guided Group tours by appointment.