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Skyline is Proud Supporter of Shifting Gears Exhibit

Nov 04, 2015

Skyline is proud to be a part of this fascinating exhibition at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, WI. You won’t see a rich and diverse collection of fascinating Wisconsin bicycles and stories anywhere else!

Skyline developed a Kinect-based application for the interactive part of the exhibition.  The application allows users to ride along with pre-recorded videos of various trails around the state of Wisconsin.  As users pedal faster or slower, the video playback adjusts accordingly providing a more interactive ride experience.

“Skyline has several bike enthusiasts and we were able to leverage both talent and passion from our team for this project, according to Chris Fleming, Director, Data Analytics/Data Platform. We saw this as an opportunity to support our community and allow for the development of this project with our summer internship program.  Scott Hietpas, Senior Consultant, Data Analytics, along with Nathan Fellom, Intern, were key contributors from our team.”

The Shifting Gears exhibit is open starting November 4, 2015 through September 2016.

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About the Shifting Gears Exhibit
Would you like to be a Green Bay Packer and make the famous bicycle ride to training camp practice through legions of fans? Or race in the Fat Bike Birkie? Wondering what in the world a velocipede made in 1869 looks like? Now is your opportunity through a new exhibition opening at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton on November 4, 2015.

Travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history in Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling. Showcasing the crucial role that Wisconsin has played in two national bicycling eras, Shifting Gears features historic bicycles and artifacts, intriguing images, and virtual interactive experiences. Discover how the long, colorful, and sometimes contentious story of the growth and development of cycling in Wisconsin in the late 1800s is once again playing out today.

Wisconsin has long been a leader in cycling for transportation, recreation, advocacy, manufacturing, and tourism.  As early as the 1890s Wisconsin had bike paths, was a tourist destination for cyclists, and boasted a national bike racing champion. The state's rich history of cycling can better inform us about the bicycle's shifting place in our cities and on our roads.