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After your visit to GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes at The Health Museum enjoy a scenic bike ride through Hermann Park and the surrounding bike trails on BCycle, the City’s bike-share program.   Bikes are located at the corner of Hermann and LaBranch.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein – 1930

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September 15 - May 19, 2021

The Health Museum presents GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes - a diverse collection of historic, peculiar, and all-around amazing bikes as well as science stations that explore energy, forces and motion, engineering, and material science.

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes is organized by Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

This interactive exhibition tells the story of the bicycle from inception to present day. Visitors learn how bikes work; what the history/evolution of the bike is; the science and technology behind the machine; and how bikes have impacted our culture. Like the bicycle itself, the exhibition has been designed to appeal to people of all ages and with diverse interests, from STEM to design to history to art.

Briefly, the bikes in the show are divided into different categories highlighting changes in design and engineering over the last century or more. GEAR UP features 13 bikes and 14 interactives focusing on engineering, the classics, and oddities.

Come and explore the evolution of the modern bicycle, learn about the latest technologies for sporting bikes, and develop a greater appreciation for an environmentally friendly, a human-powered invention that transformed the way we get around.

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Together we can work towards healthier air, healthier bodies, and healthier communities.

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