Peterborough’s Bicycle History

Did you know, Peterborough held the first ever provincial meet of the Canadian Wheelman’s Association? The main event was held on July 1, 1898. Story by Steve Brearton In 1898, Peterborough is a city of possibilities. Growing, prosperous and attracting … Continue reading

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The story of the bicycle and its impact on Toronto at Bike City exhibit

Images courtesy of the City of Toronto. Bike City: How industry, advocacy and infrastructure shaped Toronto’s cycling culture Today, the bicycle is a mainstream mode of transportation for a million riders in Toronto, yet sharing the road has been a challenge for city builders and city users … Continue reading

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Spotted: Penny farthing races at Morrow Park in Peterborough c. 1885

  Spotted: Penny farthing bicycle races circa late 1800s/early 1900s captured in a photo in the Peterborough Museum and Archives. What:  A photo reproduction on the wall at the Peterborough Museum and Archives display, possibly from 1885. Where were the races … Continue reading

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Do You Suffer from Bicycle Face?

  by Cayley James Curious about the history and inspiration of Marc Bernhard’s photo essay BikeFACE? For time immemorial men have been overly interested in trying to prevent women from doing most everything. From work, to health, to the democratic … Continue reading

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