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Rita HeitkampBecky Macwhinney,
Museum Coordinator

I am a graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education and a Master’s in Classroom Educations. My passion for education and life-long learning has transitioned well into the museum world. Before coming to the Bicycle Museum of America, I spent nearly 10 years with the Ohio Historical Society’s, Armstrong Air & Space Museum as the Museum Director. My love for preserving and honoring history has transitioned well into the BMA. I hope to implement my previous knowledge and experience and continue the excellence already establish here at this museum. This is truly one of Ohio’s best kept secrets and treasures that is open to be shared with all.

Jim Elking Jim Elking

After completing a career in education and administration I was looking for something to coordinate with my interests and experiences, one of which was cycling. A visit to The Bicycle Museum of America offered a great and enjoyable opportunity. I give tours, arrange displays, clean bikes, give off-site presentations and write the website newsletter. I look forward to talkin' bikes with you. Hope to see you soon!

Rita Heitkamp Rita Heitkamp

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to come to the bicycle museum to do archiving and history projects. While working on those projects, I became involved in learning about all the fascinating bicycles on display. I also help give tours of the museum, bicycles, gemstones, medallions, and the Civil War flag that are on display here. It is also exciting and interesting to meet so many new people from all over the United States and other parts of the world. I have learned a lot the past few years and enjoy working here. Stop in for a visit, you will enjoy it.