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1 March 2018 → Exhibition "MotoVeloMinsk. Two-wheeled History" will offer visitors retro exhibits and interactive

The exhibition "MotoVeloMinsk. Two-wheeled History" organized jointly with the LLC "Motovelozavod" has been launched in the "Upper Town" Archaeological Museum, the BelTA correspondent was reported in the museum.

With the beginning of the two-wheeled history of Minsk which counts more than 100 years one can get acquainted by studying photo materials about the Minsk cycle track, advertising by bike stores and workshops. In the 1930s, the bicycle became firmly established in the life of the townspeople, but the production of this type of transport began in the capital only in 1947. The exposition presents the bicycle models of Minsk Motorcycle and Bicycle Plant, which were manufactured from 1949 to the 1990s: the legendary B-16 and B-114, the famous "Ayist" (storks). The range of bicycles is added by the British brand B.S.A. and "Lastochka" (swallow) of the Riga factory.

The leading place in the exhibition is occupied by motorcycles of domestic production M1A, M-105, M-3.221 and other models which will surely cause a feeling of nostalgia for connoisseurs of such equipment. Among the unique exhibits there is the first Minsk motorcycle M1A and the motorcycle M-101, the only model of the Minsk Motorcycle and Bicycle Plant with the engine capacity of 250 cc, the experimental model M-106. Also visitors can see motorcycles IZH-49, MZ ES Trophy.

The smallest visitors will be offered not only to see the exhibits, but also to play themed games, ride the bike paths with the observance of the rules of the road. The children’s cycle traffic is controlled by an employee of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate wearing the uniform of a sample of 1931. For the older audience, a more serious transport is offered - the 1961 M-101 motorcycle, located in the museum's photo zone.

Visitors to the exhibition can take part in a photo contest in two categories: "I'm at the exhibition" MotoVeloMinsk. Two-wheeled History "and" Minsk two-wheeled: the past and the present." Pictures taken at the exhibition as well as photographs of different years on which Minskers are imprinted on their two-wheeled transport can be brought to the museum or sent to the museum e-mail muzejminska@gmail.com with the indication of the nomination. The original footage will fall into the photo drying zone of the exhibition "MotoVeloMinsk. Two-wheeled History" and the most interesting ones will receive special prizes.

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