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.
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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?
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.
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,
I believes there were 2 hill climbs near Cochrane one just north and one just west of Cochrane.
We will be in touch Brian, thanks so much.
Mark Boothby can you please call me regarding the Ace Hy HIll climb location.
WHEN, WHERE, on TUESDAY??
10:00 am Rocke Pointe church parking lot. Park staff (Sarah, Aaron) will escort us. Please bring the photos and movie.