The collections of the sadly shuttered Pedaling History Museum in Orchard Park, NY are up for auction in a few weeks at the Copake Auction House in New York State's beautiful and currently freezing Hudson Valley. Copake is THE place for antique bicycle aficionados who usually convene during Copake's main bicycle auction in April of each year, when the weather is more hospitable. This year, Copake has planned three auction dates just for its bicycles and bicycle-related auctions, so they are serious about their bikes.
It's a wild ride, and if you want to learn about bicycle design, sidecars, and bicycling history, this is the place to learn. Father and son owners and auctioneers Mike and Seth Fallon infuse their quick talking auction speak with the history and significance of each item; its easy to see their love of bikes.