Monday, June 29, 2015

Cleveland Heights Bicycle License Plate, Circa 1940s

One genealogy artifact from hubby's family is this bicycle license plate from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, circa 1940s. Cleveland Heights still requires bicycles to be registered--but it may waive the $2 fee if an owner brings his or her helmet and pledges to wear it while riding. Back in the day when this license plate was screwed to the back of a Schwinn, and the rider enjoyed the slapping of baseball cards against the wheel spokes, helmets hadn't yet been invented, of course.


  1. I remember having a bicycle license in the 70s and having a local officer come to school and give a safety and skills course, I looked forward to it every year since I was better on a bike than playing dodgeball!

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! Wish we'd had a bicycle safety and skills course when I was in school... it would have come in handy.