My first bike
Bicycles designed for children were developed soon after the invention of the safety bicycle in the 1880s, but for many decades they were not mass-produced in Australia. Children rode tricycles and adult bikes until the 1950s, when bicycles came to be seen more as a child’s toy or a way for young people to get around.
An early model Stackhat and a bike ridden to school by a mother and daughter over two generations feature in Freewheeling. The exhibition also features first bike stories from across the country.