Science of Bicycles

Thursday, July 28, 2016 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Shinola San Francisco: 722 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

Complimentary for Exploratorium Lab members*
$20 for non-Lab members
Adults Only (21+)


Design enthusiasts, serious cyclists, and inquisitive young professionals are invited to join the Exploratorium Lab and Shinola on July 28 to talk about creation and design and explore the science of bicycles at Shinola’s beautiful San Francisco flagship location.

Sky Yaeger, director of Bicycle Product Development at Shinola, will talk with Exploratorium senior staff member Ken Finn about bicycles, design, and other intriguing topics. Listen to their discussion and ask burning questions. Mix and mingle with other omnicurious young professionals and peruse Shinola’s beautifully designed bicycles, watches, journals and leather goods.

Complimentary beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Photo courtesy of Shinola: Sky Yaeger, Director, Bicycle Product Development, Shinola
Photo courtesy of Shinola: Sky Yaeger, Director, Bicycle Product Development, Shinola

Founded in 2011, Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft, and the beauty of industry. Sky Yaeger has more than 30 years of development, design, and marketing experience in the bike world for brands such as Bianchi, Spot Brand, Swobo, and SR Suntour.

The Exploratorium’s collection of hands-on bike exhibits includes many directly related to bicycle design. Leading Member Excursions and Out and About Bicycle Camp for teens, senior staff member Ken Finn has been sharing the physics and physiology of cycling with Exploratorium members for years. A daily bike commuter and weekend road rider, Ken practices his passion daily.

* An Individual Lab membership allows complimentary admission for the Lab member; a Dual Lab or Lab Patron Insiders membership permits two complimentary attendees. Space is limited; please register here soon to reserve your space—and no later than July 25. Visit our website for more information or to join the Exploratorium Lab.