If you’ve been to Greenfield Village during the summer season, chances are you’ve seen the high wheel bicycles gliding gracefully through the streets – and then you’ve probably immediately asked yourself (or your travel companions), “How the heck does he get up there?!”
Well, ask no more, my friend; Greenfield Village cyclist Jim O’Hagan will put your mind at rest.
These unique bicycles, properly known as “ordinary bikes” (although “ordinary” by whose standards?), came about around the turn of the century and were a luxury item to most.
So sit back and watch this video as Jim explains and then demonstrates how to ride these unique bicycles…and if you want to see them in person, hurry out to Greenfield Village – the summer season with all its old-fashioned games on the green, period-clothed strollers and ordinary bicyclists ends this Sunday, August 22!