Foot-powered vehicles have been making history in Ohio even before the Wright brothers built them at their Wright Cycle Company shop in Dayton, back before Orville and Wilbur turned their attention to the skies.
Not far from Dayton, the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen showcases the history of pedal-powered transportation, from a one-of-a-kind 1816 German model (that actually doesn’t have pedals) to a Schwinn Stingray that looks remarkably similar to one that stole my heart circa 1974.
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Written by Steve Stephens.
Originally published May 3, 2019.