Antique bicycles coming to Sauder Village


Bystanders watch as antique bicycles go past at a previous Sauder Village event.

Bystanders watch as antique bicycles go past at a previous Sauder Village event.


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The Ohio Wheelman will gather at Sauder Village on Saturday.


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Sauder Village will be celebrating bicycles from days-gone-by with an Antique Bicycle event on Saturday. The Ohio Wheelmen will be gathering at Sauder Village for this event and will have more than 50 antique bikes on display on the Village Green and an antique bike parade will take place at 1 p.m.

“Throughout the day guests will have the opportunity to interact with members of The Midwest chapters of The Wheelmen to ask questions, see demonstrations, watch bicycle games, and get an up-close look at these unique bicycles of days-gone-by,” said Jeanette Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sauder Village. “We’ll expect to see high wheel bikes, safeties, kid’s bikes and trikes, with bikes dating back to 1865!”

The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured in and before 1932, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. This organization follows bicycle development with such types as the Draissine, Velocipede, Boneshaker, Ordinary (also known as a High Wheeler or Penny Farthing), Tricycle, High Wheel Safety, Hared Tired Safety, Cushion Tire Safety and Pneumatic Safety.

Other upcoming Sauder Village events include Rug Hooking Week Aug. 17-20, Author Days on Aug. 27, and Home School Days Sept. 7-9. Another summer concert is also planned on Aug. 27 featuring the Red Carpet Crashers. Concert tickets are now available online.

Sauder Village is located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold. The Historic Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The historic village is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays this season. Regular admission is $22 for adults, $16 for students (6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under. AAA and senior discounts are also available.

Bystanders watch as antique bicycles go past at a previous Sauder Village event.
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The Ohio Wheelman will gather at Sauder Village on Saturday.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/08/web1_Antique-Bike3.jpgThe Ohio Wheelman will gather at Sauder Village on Saturday. Photo provided