Bike showcase, history talk to be held at PWPL

Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — For those looking to learn more about bicycles while meeting others who share their passion, pedal no further than the Peter White Public Library on Monday afternoon.

The free “Bicycles, Bicycles, Bicycles” event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the library, featuring a bicycle “show-off” area and a talk on the history of the two-wheeled vehicle, presented by Margaret “Mickey” Brumm in the Shiras Room at 2 p.m.

“I picked the topic because there’s no town I know that’s more bicycle-friendly than Marquette,” Brumm told attendees of last Monday’s Marquette City Commission meeting. “And there’s no town I know that has more people that want to show off their cool bicycles.”

Brumm’s presentation will be an “an informative talk with cool pictures about the history of the bicycle, which is actually more exciting than you could possibly imagine,” she said. “I promise you, you will figure out some things you didn’t know before and it’ll be fun.”

While the bicycle show-off area contains “the coolest bicycles I could find or asked people to bring in and show off,” Brumm said, she encourages those who feel they have the “coolest bike ever” to join in the fun and bring it to the Heritage Room Monday.

A bike patrol officer from the Marquette City Police Department will also be present in the Heritage Room to show attendees “the newest and coolest police bicycle,” Brumm said in an email.

Furthermore, representatives from Invent@NMU will be present to help those who may be inspired to invent bicycle-related items.

The free event is open to all ages, and children are welcome with an accompanying adult, organizers said.