David V. Herlihy, author of Bicycle: the History and The Lost Cyclist, will speak at the benefit for Bike Easy at Castillo Blanco Art Studies in New Orleans on July 9, 2016. The event is the capstone of Bike-Tastic Summer New Orleans, a series of bicycle history lectures, presentations, and tours that will include a talk by New Orleans Victorian cycling historian Lacar Musgrove and a bicycle art show and market. Proceeds will go to benefit Bike Easy and Stolen Bikes NOLA.
Herlihy is most noted in the cycling history community for settling, at the 1993 International Conference on the History of Cycling, the decades-old debate of who invented the bicycle: Pierre Michaux or Pierre Lallement. His seminal work, Bicycle: the History, launched a new and prolific era of scholarship on the the social, cultural, political, and technological history of the bicycle.
For anyone in New Orleans interested in the history of the bicycle, this event is not to be missed.
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