Pierre Lallament lived in Ansonia when he got the patent for the first pedaled bicycle in 1886. Then he spent his life in relative obscurity, working for a factory and dying without fame, money or much credit.

Now one Ansonia resident wants to change that — and it starts with a 10-mile bike ride this summer.

As part of the annual International Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, a group will bike from the New Haven Green to Ansonia on June 12 to recreate Lallament’s first long ride.

http://valley.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/bike_ride_to_honor_ansonian_inventor_lallement/

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