Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design

Portland Art Museum Cyclepedia gallery: Bianchi

Catch 40 extraordinary bicycles that will bedazzle and maybe even bewilder you.

In its only US appearance at the Portland Art Museum, Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design brilliantly navigates the evolution of bicycle design. Drawn from the collection of Vienna-based designer and bike aficionado Michael Embacher, this special exhibition features bicycles chosen by Embacher as examples of pivotal moments in the evolution of bicycle design. The exhibition will include racing, mountain, single speed, touring, tandem, urban, folding, cargo, curiosities, and children’s bicycles.

The Embacher Collection includes more than 200 functioning bicycles and has seldom been accessible to a large audience. Prior to the special exhibition, Embacher published a coffee table book, Cyclepedia, feauring the first 100 bicycles in his collection. A related iPad app is also available.

The Cyclepedia exhibit runs through September 8 at the Portland Art Museum. As a program partner for the exhibit, the Washington Bikes is offering members a coupon card worth 50% off a regular adult admission ($15). This offer is good for current members only and only one card is available per member. Email Elliott Bangs with your name and mailing address to take advantage of this offer.

Not a Bicycle Alliance member? Join us today, then take advantage of the offer.

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One Comment

  1. ronnie harrell
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    saw a small version of this book at a museum which had sold out but i loved what saw.Where can i purchase a copy