Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia
Our mobile society is bike crazy. Indeed, the bicycle is one of the most utilised forms of transportation in the world and cycling culture is one of the biggest proponents of fitness in Australia. Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is an exhibition at the Queensland Museum that examines the impact of the bicycle on Australia’s social, economic and political life, as well as taking a look at the history of the bike and how it has changed visually and mechanically across the years.
The exhibition features a wide range of displays showcasing different types of bicycles, cycling fashion, promotional materials and trophies and awards collected by some of Australia’s best cyclists. Bring the family along and check out collections from Cadel Evans, Peter Heal and Ken Ross as well as special bicycles such as a four-seater solar bike and Harry Clarke’s penny-farthing.