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Edmonton's First Bicycle Club: The Early Development of Cycling in Western Canada, 1890-1894

Hess, Rob (2003) Edmonton's First Bicycle Club: The Early Development of Cycling in Western Canada, 1890-1894. In: Cycling history 14: proceedings of the 14th International Cycling History Conference, Canberra, Australia, 23-26 February 2003. Canberra Bicycle Museum, Dickson, ACT, pp. 49-58.

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Abstract

Most historical literature focuses in cycling as an urban phenomenon in North America. However, in the semi-rural setting of northern Alberta, in the west of Canada, other explanations for the popularity of the bicycle are required. This papper suggest that it was largely economic imperatives that influenced the form and function of cycling in Edmonton, a notion that serves to contextualise the formation and early development of the Edmonton Bicycle Club

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0646424920
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID5998, cycling, bicycles, Edmonton Bycicle Club, history
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 23:04
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 23:04
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5575
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