Early "bike mania"

Young Johann Baptist Winklhofer is fascinated by bicycles – but a new one is far too expensive. However, he doesn´t abandon his dream of owning a velocipede. Johann Baptist Winklhofer simply builds his own high-wheel bicycle.

In the early 1880s he finds kindred spirits in the emerging bicycle racing fraternity and races against them competitively. Before long he is one of Germany´s best and fastest racing cyclists.