Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture
October 27th 2018 – March 3rd 2019

Newcity: Bicycling By Design: Looking at Chicago’s History as a Center of Two-Wheeled Transportation

Just before the turn of the century, the popularity of the bicycle in America was at an apex and Chicago-based manufacturers shops were producing the majority of American-made bicycles.

However, in just a few years the industry was a shell of its former self, as consumer focus shifted to cars, planes, and surviving the Great Depression. Keep Moving explores how bicycle design in Chicago contributed to the early popularity of bicycles in America, their survival through the 20th century, and their resurgence today.

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1 Upcoming Exhibition:

14 Past Exhibitions:

ChiDM will be closed to the public from August 20–October 26 while we install our next exhibition. Keep Moving: Designing Chicago's Bicycle Culture will open at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph) on October 27.