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ReCycling History

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One great way to start your bike week is to ride your bike over to see the Market Gallery’s exhibit: From Scorchers to Alley Cat Scrambles. The exhibit features Lorne Shield’s extensive collection of historic bicycles, posters and ephemera. At the opening cycle historian Steve Brearton spoke passionately about the history of the bicycle in Toronto and the resurgence of its popularity:

“My real belief is that people just rediscovered the joy of riding their own bike,” he says. “What it comes down to is the sheer unadulterated joy of riding a bike. It’s one of the best memories of being a kid. You remember pulling away from your dad and leaving him behind.”