Off a suburban street about 12 miles southwest of downtown Buffalo  is Pedaling History Bicycle Museum (3943 North Buffalo Rd./Rte. 240/277, 716/662-3853, www.pedalinghistory.com , 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 1:30–5 p.m. Sun., adults $6, seniors $5.40, children 7–15 $3.75), America’s only all-bicycle museum and one of the few in the world.
Over 200 bicycles are on display, including fat-tired streamliners, crude and heavy “bone shakers,” impossibly high unicycles, courting tandems, and a floating marine cycle.
First-rate historical exhibits explain how the bicycle was invented, and how the citizens of Victorian-era Boston once complained about the new craze, saying they could no longer control their horses for all the “racing bicyclists attired in black tights and long mustaches.”