Sunday, May 5, 2013

3rd annual Festival of Bikes rolls into Ansonia

Stony Creek resident David Pooler brought this 'bone shaker,' an antique bicycle from the 1860s, to Sunday's third annual Festival of Bikes in Ansonia. The event commemorates Frenchman Pierre Lallement who lived in Ansonia when he invented the bicycle in 1865.

Author David V. Herlihy, who has written about Lallement and the history of the bicycle, addresses the crowd Sunday at Veterans Park in Ansonia.

Stay tuned to the New Haven Register tomorrow for a story about the event.

1 comment:

Loren Dudley said...

Just remembered my wife had on her Lallement family t-shirt at your reading. Her mother's maiden name.

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