Motorcycle Hill-Climbing

Did you know Cochrane had Motorcycle Hill-Climbing in the 1930’s. Just like today, people from Calgary liked to visit Cochrane. One of the popular activities was Hill-Climbing. We’re looking for photos on those races.

Thanks to Deeley Exhibition for providing this image. For more on Hill-Climbing visit their site at https://deeleyexhibition.ca/brief-history-hill-clim

Will Pratt supplied these images on our Twitter account. He describes the locations as 8 miles west of Calgary. Obviously, a popular event.

6 thoughts on “Motorcycle Hill-Climbing”

  1. Nice Mark, keep them coming….this piece from Deeley Exhibition, was this actually Cochrane and or area, or it depicts how cycling would have been here?

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    • Thanks Arlene, we will. No this photo is an example of the type of bikes used and the fashions. I hope we can get some Cochrane specific photos.

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  2. Good Day,
    I am Brian Lawrence now current president of the Ace Hy Motorcycle Club which once used the Cochrane Hill Climbs. in the 1930’s, ’40’s ’50’s. and possibly the 1960’s
    I have over 200+ photographs, 1 hour of 8mm film footage of Hill Climbing in the Calgary, and surrounding area. I would like to find these old hill climbs and get a now a day picture. Topographical maps showing property owners would be a great start, showing the “Eric Harvie” property or the Ranch property, as I understand from a member that is still with us that they held on the Harvie properties. Shouldn’t be that tough now????
    Thanks for all your efforts,
    Brian Lawrence
    bj.lawrence@shaw.ca
    403-852-3087

    I believes there were 2 hill climbs near Cochrane one just north and one just west of Cochrane.

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