Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Special Tour de France...


Rassemblement International de Cycles Anciens, also known as the International Veteran Cycles Association will be holding its annual festival beginning today through the fifth in La Ferté Imbault, about a half hour south of us...

These are among the types of bikes that will be on display. In the front, a Grand Bi (pronounced bee) and in the far back by the wall, a German model (this is a replica) called a Draisienne, which you push with your feet. There are no pedals. These belong to a member in my town who was gracious enough to take them out one day and show them to me and my children (and hoist Ellie up on top of the Bi!)

Tomorrow, some riders will make a 100-mile trek with their bikes. Friday beginning at 2 p.m., there will be demonstrations within the village of such bikes as these. On Saturday, owners will be riding while dressed up in period costumes...

tags: antique bikes

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