Soon-To-Open Houston Bicycle Museum Has Roots In Montrose

By | February 24, 2015
Inside the new museum. Credit: Houston Bicycle Museum via Facebook
Inside the new museum. Credit: Houston Bicycle Museum via Facebook

February 26 marks the opening of yet another museum in Houston. This one is dedicated to bicycles, and though it’s located just outside the official Montrose boundaries, it has strong ties to the neighborhood.

Houstonia Magazine reports that the 1313 Binz location of the Houston Bicycle Museum is just a temporary space until founder Joy Boone — who also owns Daniel Boone Cycles, the “city’s oldest bike shop” — is able to raise enough funds to build a permanent gallery.

Boone didn’t know it at the time, but the museum’s inception began as far back as the 1960s, when she moved from Oklahoma to Montrose with her husband Daniel. The couple, who raised a large family in the neighborhood, were “only a few blocks from the future site of the Menil.” Boone told Houstonia, “When you have seven kids, guess what? You end up with lots of bicycles.”

Speaking of “lots of bicycles,” close to 60 are on display at the new museum.

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