New Wagon Wheel Bike Racks Add A Historic Touch To Reisterstown's Main Street


One of the new wagon wheel bike racks in Reisterstown. (Photo Credit: Reisterstown Main Street Association)

REISTERSTOWN - New wagon wheel bike racks have been installed along Reisterstown's Main Street, adding functionality and a touch of history to the community. Crafted by sculpture artist Dave Scheper, six racks are now available for public use, each able to secure two bicycles.

The wagon wheel design pays tribute to Reisterstown's historical roots as a horse-drawn carriage stop between Baltimore and Western Maryland or Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1758 by John Reister, Reisterstown became a thriving settlement primarily due to its strategic location. Situated a one-day journey by horse-drawn vehicle from Baltimore City, it served as a rest stop for travelers headed to York and Philadelphia, PA.

John Reister initially purchased a piece of land along the old Conowigo Road, an ancient Indian trail - building a tavern to serve the influx of weary travelers. As more businesses moved into the area, Reister expanded his holdings, creating a town known as "Reister's Desire."

Community members are encouraged to take advantage of the new bike racks and explore the town's Main Street and history. The question is, can you locate all six of them?

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