Now that spring is well underway, we’re thinking about ways to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! For this post, we’ve gathered together our favourite images of bicycles from Open Collections.
Recently added to the Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs, this photograph album documents Clara Wilson’s cycling trips across Canada. Check out the full album for many more photos of her adventures!
As well as providing transportation, cycling can be a great social activity. Here’s a photograph of a women’s cycling club from 1907:
We enjoyed looking at this bicycle route map of Victoria, B.C., from 1897:
Of course, with bikes, you don’t have to stay on the road. These postcards from the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection depict cyclists on the beach and in the woods:
We found photos featuring tricycles, unicycles, and even a 15-wheel bicycle in Open Collections:
Finally, we loved finding these photos of bicyclists on and around campus – from the UBC Archives Photograph Collection: