Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology in Statesville, NC
Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology
Don't think of bicycles as works of art? The Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology just might change your mind. Inside this 5,000-square-foot showroom are exhibits that display the ever-evolving mountain bike, which came into existence in 1869. The free museum features more than 250 bikes, many from the “mountain bike boom” that began in the 1970s and hasn't slowed down yet. Owner Jeff Archer says some of the bikes are so beautiful he'd hang them on the wall of his house. Many are designed to be fashionable as well as utilitarian. If a walk through the museum spurs a desire to ride, there are plenty of mountain bike trails nearby.