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Vintage bike demonstration June 14 in Grove Park

Jun 07, 2014
Source: Submitted Jullian Montsch, grandson of Raymond Montsch, Delaware captain of the Wheelmen, shows off his biking skills. Julian and his grandfather, along with other vintage bicycle enthusiasts, will show off their bicycles wearing vintage costumes June 14 in Rehoboth Beach.

A demonstration by the National Wheelmen’s organization will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 14, in The Grove park, located next to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center and Rehoboth Beach Museum. The event is in conjunction with the Cruisin’ Exhibit now on display at the museum.

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The cyclists will be in period costume to demonstrate and era of cycling long past. The Wheelmen organization encourages reviving the memories of the 1880s and 1890s, the great cycling era in America. In addition to recreating a golden age of bicycling, the organization supports the cycling movement and promotes fitness and clean air through cycling. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with members of the organization, as well as witness the cycles in motion.

“If I can bicycle, I bicycle,” said Sir David Attenborough, a British broadcaster, naturalist and the younger brother of actor Richard Attenborough.

After a day in the park all are welcome to visit the museum and take another trip down memory lane. The exhibit includes vintage bicycles, pedal cars and a variety of toys in motion. For information call 302-227-7310.

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