The Elm City and the bicycle go way back. Pierre Lallement filed his patent for a pedal-driven bicycle in 1866, with the financial help of New Havener James Carroll. These days, bikes are the primary mode of transportation for a wide chunk of New Haven's citizens. This relationship with the two-wheeled vehicle is celebrated at New Haven Museum's latest exhibition Cycle New Haven, citing materials from the Museum's archives and collections and community contributions. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Devil's Gear Bike Shop and Elm City Cycling, and is on view until March 31.
Cycle New Haven
through March 31, New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 562-4183, newhavenmuseum.org. Adults, $4; Seniors, $3; Students, $2; Under 12, free. Gallery Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; First Sundays, 1-4 p.m., with free admission.