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REMEMBRANCE DAY: WWI Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion

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During the First World War, which started 100 years ago this year, the advantage of a bicycle-mounted army battalion over a horse-mounted one became obvious. Quiet and stealthy, the bicycle covered as much ground as the horse, but required far less care and attention. Cyclists were thought to make good soldiers because they were considered […]


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On The Blogs: 1897 Electric Bicycle

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The History Pics blog by BikingToronto member Lock is extremely interesting.  He posts photos of electric bicycles (and diagrams of them) originating often more than 100 years ago.  Goes to show “E-Bike” technology has been here a long time. See the full diagram on the History Pics blog


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