Wright Cycle Company

wright-cycle-company-bicycle-shop-daytonAdmission to the Wright Cycle Company is free.

  • Open: Usually daily, from 9am – 4pm
  • Location: (Map It) 16 S. Williams St. in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-225-7705
  • Web: click here

The Wright Cycle Company building is just outside the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center in Dayton, Ohio. Visitors are free to see where two of the world’s most famous inventors labored in their craft. Two buildings where the Wright brothers worked at their cycle and printing businesses still stand at their original locations here and are open to the public. Their restored printing businesses, where they worked from 1890 – 1895, can be seen at the adjacent Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. The Wrights had five different bicycle shops, this being the fourth location. The restored building was home to Wright’s bicycle business from 1895 – 1897. It is where they were when they became obsessed with flying. And from there, these men, self-trained in aviation science, went on to build the world’s first manned-powered, heavier-than-air machine capable of free, controlled, and sustained flight.