We are pleased to announce that the 16th annual International Cycle History Conference will be held in Davis, California, USA, September 8 – 10th, 2005. The conference site will be on the campus of the University of California.
The city of Davis, population 64,000, is popularly referred to as the “Bicycle Capital of the U.S.” because of its long history as one of the most bicyclist-friendly communities in the world. Davis pioneered the design and installation of a number of innovative bicycle facilities in the 1960s and 1970s, and has been in the forefront of cities which strive to encourage the use of human-powered transportation for commuting, recreation, fitness and fun.
In 2000, the University of California acquired the Pierce Miller collection of antique bicycles through a federal Transportation Enhancements grant. The collection of over 60 machines, most dating from before 1900, is the nucleus of what is planned to be a major bicycle museum to be established in the Davis or Sacramento area and will be available for viewing and study during the conference.
Davis is located in the lower Sacramento Valley, 15 miles (24 km) west of the state capital, Sacramento, and 72 miles (116 km) northeast of San Francisco. It is conveniently served by international airports in Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco. Amtrak trains also serve Davis directly several times daily.
Accommodations for the conference will be available in local hotels and possibly on the University campus as well. Much more information about the conference will be sent out soon. Feel free to contact us for additional information at any time.
Bicycle Program Coordinator
Transportation & Parking Services
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8724
Timothy Bustos, Sr.
Department of Public Works
23 Russell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616
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