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Free Library Program - Bicycle History

LAKEPORT – Mark E. Perkins will wheel into Lakeport Library on May 31 to talk about bicycle history and bicycle books. Perkins is a member of the Fresno Cycling Club and The Wheelmen. This free program begins at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The library is located at 1425 N. High Street.

Perkins says he intends to “talk about the history and development of the bicycle and their contributions to things which we all take for granted every day.” He will share some of his own bicycle related books. Bicycle books from the library collection will be on display.

A rare treat for bike lovers will be Perkins’ 1889 Columbia “Light Roadster” bicycle that he is restoring. This will be only the third time that Perkins has taken this bike out in public in the thirty years that he has owned it. Perkins will also bring a modern carbon fiber racing bicycle so people can see how far bicycle technology has come.

For more information about the program call the library at 263-8817. The library has an internet presence at http://library.lakecountyca.gov or on Facebook at Facebook.com/lakecountylibrary. The Friends of the Lake County Library will provide light refreshments.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High Street, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m. The phone number is 263-8817.