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The Houston Bike Museum Offers Visitors a Unique Look at Bicycling History

Late last year, The Houston Bike Museum opened its doors in a temporary location in the Museum District, generously made available by the Houston Holocaust Museum. The new Bike Museum is a labor of love for its founder, Joy Boone, the owner of Daniel Boone Cycles, a local bike shop that Boone has helped run for nearly 50 years.

As Boone explains, the museum has been a longtime goal for her, "Owning a bike shop, you collect bikes, and end up with the museum idea. In our case, we tried to do it 20 years ago, but never had enough money to put it together. But now we're here, we're in this wonderful facility that the Holocaust Museum has graciously leased to us for the short term, and it gives us an opportunity to show what we have so we can get our building built."

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Chris Lane is a contributing writer who enjoys covering art, music, pop culture, and social issues.