The Printmaker, his Press and the love of Bikes

Bicycle themed print by Jeffrey Macklin of Jackson Creek PressMany of us know people who go beyond everyday cycling and incorporate cycling into as much of their daily lives as possible. For some, cycling is their recreational passion and you will see them out on road bikes every chance they can get, either alone or riding in clubs like Peterborough Cycling Club. Others integrate cycling into their daily routine, commuting to work, getting back and forth to school or using their bikes for short trips and shopping. Those that are really committed include cycling into as many aspects of their lives as they can: recreation, daily travel and their job. One such person is Jeffrey Macklin of Jackson Creek Press. Read More …

Frog Cycles: A Passion for the Bicycle

1973 Raleigh Tourist Bicycle Restored by Frog CyclesFrog Cycles, a small Peterborough bike shop that specializes in refurbishing and repairing bicycles, is salvaging one classic bike after another and restoring them to pristine condition, every bit as good as the day they rolled out of the factory and then some. It is truly a unique bike shop in Peterborough. Read More …

Going Cargo: One Peterborough Family’s Commitment to a Two-wheeled Life

Babboe City cargo bike at Peterborough Cycling Summit 2012Peterborough is a city full of cyclists. Many of those cyclists try to make the bicycle as big a part of their everyday life as they can. This may be through daily commuting, having a couple of different bikes for different purposes or even joining a cycling group or the local cycling club. Eric Cardinal and Lindsay Howell have pushed the idea of “B!ke more, drive less” to the max and have made the bike, most recently a cargo bike, the centre of their transportation world. Read More …