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

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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.

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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5575
ISBN 0646424920
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Keywords ResPubID5998, cycling, bicycles, Edmonton Bycicle Club, history
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