5 Bikes 5 Museums: San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum with the Virtue One
The current exhibit of note at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park is Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator, which runs until January 3, 2017. This exhibit is the result of 50 years of hard work by Florentine artisans to create replicas of his many inventions using only raw materials that were available in 15th century Italy. The result is more than 90 artworks and machines, many of which are interactive and on display at the San Diego. For the true air and space buffs, the museum has an expansive aircraft & spacecraft collection (both reproduced and original).
The San Diego Air & Space Museum is free the 4th Tuesday of every month except December to San Diego County Residents, San Diego County College Students, Active Duty Military and their dependents. On any given day the admission for adults 12 and over is $19.50 and $10.50 for youth, so visiting the Air & Space Museum on a free Tuesday is a win!
Biking in the Area
You can park at the lot on Park Blvd by the Park Blvd Gateway which is where the trail to the Air & Space museum begins. You can use the signage to guide you along the trail to the museum, or you can download the Balboa Park iOS app (for iPhone 8.3 and later) that gives you exact directions based on your location.
Bike of Choice
This single speed, customized by Justin Macias, was built from the San-Diego built Virtue One frame. We rode the Balboa Park paths in style with the matte Chromoly frame and Velo Orange components. This single speed and coaster brake setup leaves your hands free to steer for a simple, enjoyable ride. Check out more city bike selections at virtuebike.com or visit Justin Macias at Rock N’ Road Cyclery in Irvine.
FRAME: Virtue One, CRMO Flat Black
REAR RACK: Velo Orange Constructeur
RIMS: Velo Orange
HUBS: Velo Orange with Coaster Brake
SEATPOST: Velo Orange Grand Cru Long Setback
SADDLE: Brooks B17
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