My old copy of 1971 life magazine. Disney world opening.
Ah, the happiest place on earth.
May is National Bike Month in the United States, and in towns and cities all over the country people young and old are clambering aboard their beloved machines and blithely pedaling into a brighter, cleaner, healthier tomorrow. Or losing their balance, wiping out and maiming themselves. Either way, they’re getting exercise. Happy cycling, everybody!
Here, LIFE.com offers a selection of photos of these preposterous creations from six long decades ago — mechanistic marvels that belie the famous old saying (which we just made up) that there’s no such thing as a useless bicycle…
Capula by Pedro Reyes will be on view along with other interactive installations in our upcoming exhibition Play With Me which opens on Sunday, June 17.
Oh sh*t! See what I did there.
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