The Bike Shop and Sport Lodge, Great George Street, c. 1983

The Bike Shop and Sport Lodge, c. 1983 <br> City of Charlottetown Archives

The Bike Shop and Sport Lodge, c. 1983
City of Charlottetown Archives

A number of businesses catered to the cyclist from early on. The late Victorian era newspapers are full of clever advertisements listing bicycles, wheels and cycling attire. In the early days, Rogers and Rogers were “The Bicycle Men” while, Ernest K. Rice was listed as the Bicycle Doctor. Later, Chandler’s was one of few repair shops in the City. In the mid to late 20th century, however, the Bike Shop became a popular place to purchase one’s first ten speed – and pick out a pair of skates in winter. The location featured in the photo was built in 1966 for Arthur Burns. He had a previous location further up the street.

 

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