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A Series of Readings, Songs and Multi-media about the History of the Bicycle and the role that it played in the Klondike Gold Rush

Created by Grant Simpson Productions

Based on personal accounts of ‘wheel people’ who took their bikes on epic trips, during harsh Yukon winters with only the basic of comforts.
Week 1: August 8. 2pm
Guest Singer: Elaine Schiman
Guest Reader: Ellen Davignon

Part I : From the Draisine to the Velocipede – the Bone Shaker – to the Highwheel – to the Safety – To the Klondike!
Break: Tea and Cookies & Multimedia Slide Show
Part 2: From Dawson to Nome on a Bicycle in 1900. The Edward R Jesson Story.
Week 2: August 15. 2pm
Guest Singer: Jillian Durham
Guest Reader: Shauna Jones

Part I: Amelia Bloomer and the story of how the Bicycle caused a clothing revolution and changed life for women all over North America
Break: Tea and Cookies & Multimedia Slide Show
Part 2: A Broken Chain and a Busted Pedal. Max Hirschberg’s 1900 Bicycle Ride to Nome
Week 3: August 22. 2pm
Guest Singer: Dale Cooper
Guest Reader: Grant Hartwick

Part I: The story of the world champion bicyclist of the 1880s. French-Canadian Louise Armando
Break: Tea and Cookies & Multimedia Slide Show
Part 2: From Valdez to Fairbanks in 1906. The John A Clark Story
Week 4: August 29. 2pm
Guest Singers: Shauna Jones & Elaine Schiman
Guest Reader: TBA.

Part I: Epic Yukon Bike Journeys of today. Listen to modern-day bike adventurers share their stories.
Break: Tea and Cookies & Multimedia Slide Show
Part 2: A Hike on a Bike. The Story of a Tragedy on the Lower Yukon. By George Pilcher.