Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: June 25th, 2016

 

Celebrate History at The 150th Anniversary of the invention of the Bicycle in Ansonia, CT

 

"An enterprising individual, by the name of Pierre Lallement, an Ansonia resident and tinkerer, propelled himself down Main Street on a curious frame sustained by two wheels, one before the other, and driven by foot cranks.“

 

 

Ansonia, Connecticut, June 21, 2016 - The Pierre Lallement Bicycle Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 11 am to 5pm at 253 Main St., Ansonia, CT 06401.

 

The festival will feature Live Music by the 1980’s “Hair Band” XYZ Revisted. Special BMX Dare Devil performances by  the crew of Eastern BMX Stunt Team. Mystery Mike, Unicycle Magician,  will also perform throughout the day.

There will also be arts & crafts and many vendors.


At 4pm,  The Wheelmen, The National Bicycle Organization, will lead a cavalcade of over “fifty “ historic bicycles that will
recreate the first bicycle ride down Main Street in Ansonia and will and perform a historical demonstration of their bicycles.

 

The historic report from the New Haven Daily Palladium, 1866.
 
"An enterprising individual, by the name of Pierre Lallement, an Ansonia resident and tinkerer, propelled himself down Main Street on a curious frame sustained by two wheels, one before the other, and driven by foot cranks.“

Folks gathered to witness the man and the spectacle. It was reported that he had actually received a summons because his new invention caused a ruckus and startled the horses on the street.


In 1866 Pierre made this historic first ride from his Ansonia home, down Main Street then proceeded on Rte 34 into the City of New Haven.”
 
This “curious frame” was of course, the invention of the first bicycle. The place Ansonia CT. 

 
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 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Richard DiCarlo

Email: studiochid@sbcglobal.net

Phone: (203) 906-4343

 

City of Ansonia

253 Main Street, Ansonia, Connecticut, 06401

Web: www.cityofansonia.com

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Ansonia's Pierre Lallament Bicycle Festival

Event Date: June 25th, 2016

Event Time: 11 am to 5pm

Event Location: 253 Main Street, Ansonia , CT 06401

Web: www.cityofansonia.com

Contact: Richard DiCarlo, studiochid@sbcglobal.net, (203) 906-4343

Description: "An enterprising individual, by the name of Pierre Lallement, an Ansonia resident and tinkerer, propelled himself down Main Street on a curious frame sustained by two wheels, one before the other, and driven by foot cranks.“ The Pierre Lallement Bicycle Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 11 am to 5pm at 253 Main St., Ansonia, CT 06401. The festival will feature Live Music by the 1980’s “Hair Band” XYZ Revisted. Special BMX Dare Devil performances by  the crew of Eastern BMX Stunt Team. Mystery Mike, Unicycle Magician,  will also perform throughout the day.

 


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