The Houston Bicycle Museum is the latest of the city's single-theme museums, a welcome addition to a list of museums that chronicle Houston's history of telephones, weather and funerals.
After a long-running fundraising effort, the Houston Bicycle Museum is set to open its doors in its temporary space, a renovated bank building in the city's Museum District. The Houston Bicycle Museum will also host club meetings, guest speakers and workshops detailing bike maintenance.
Currently, the Houston Bicycle Museum boasts 60 bikes from its collection on display that date back to the 1800s.
The eccentric single-theme museum is symbolic of the growing interest in cycling as a sustainable and healthy transportation option and demonstrates a consumer desire to experience culture that is quirky, niche and not mass-produced.