During the Saturday Active Sessions at this year’s Summit, The North Carolina Transportation Museum has graciously offered to once again display its “History on Two Wheels” exhibit.
History on Two Wheels tells the story of the bicycle, from its beginnings as an assisted running device, to the safety bicycle, and its current form we are all familiar with today. The exhibit explores the different roles bicycles have played in society, from exercise machines to recreational devices, and how the development of new technologies changed the way bicycles look, while also improving their safety. The exhibit features bicycles from the N.C. Transportation Museum’s collection to help illustrate how the bicycle got to where it is today, and includes some oddities of the bicycling world to show where it could have gone.
The NC Transportation Museum is a state historic site once home to Southern Railway’s major steam locomotive repair facility located halfway between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. The museum features all types of transportation history – railroading, automotive, trucking, aviation, and more.
Attendees of the Summit will have access to all of the other exhibits on display at the museum, and, for an additional fee of $5, can experience a train ride pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. The ride takes place entirely on the property of the 60-acre N.C. Transportation Museum and offers a tour of the historic site by train. Enjoy riding in a vintage passenger rail car and see the structures that used to service Southern Railway’s steam locomotives when the Spencer Shops were in operation. Train rides last approximately 25 minutes and are fun for all ages.
For more information about the NC Transportation Museum please visit their website.