Man of Steel: The story of Mike Barry and Mariposa bicycles

Man of Steel ~ On December 29, 2018, Canadian cycling legend Mike Barry passed away. This story is republished now in his memory and was featured in dandyhorse issue 2. Because of Mr. Barry’s relationship with artist Greg Curnoe we were able … Continue reading

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Peterborough’s Bicycle History on Display

Did you know, Peterborough held the first ever provincial meet of the Canadian Wheelman’s Association on July 1, 1898. In 1898, Peterborough is a city of possibilities. Growing, prosperous and attracting new industry, the community is called ‘The Electric City” … Continue reading

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The History of CCM in Weston Ontario

A Cyclical Business For over 65 years, Weston – known simply as the “home of the bicycle” for its CCM connection – housed the cycle giant’s 232,000-square-foot head office and factory. By Steve Brearton, from dandyhorse issue 2  Last year was … 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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