Vintage Bicycle Feature: 1982 Mariposa Child’s Road Bicycle

By Michael Barry A good steel frame can be used repeatedly, for decades. It can be ridden, crashed, fixed and adapted. In the shop, old bikes come in constantly that need a tube replaced, a dent [...]

Team Mariposa News: Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships

Hardwood Hills hosted the Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships July 20-21, 2019.  Team Mariposa had several riders competing: Cameron Jette in the elite race, Jack Ciotlos in the U-19 [...]

Lake Placid: An adventure in the hills discovering new limits.

“I would like to do whatever it is, that presses the essence from the hour.” Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise   Rounding the final bend and climbing into the clouds they knew the [...]

Cycling to school

By Michael Barry Each morning we are out the door, on our bikes taking the kids to school and going to work. For the kids, like us, it is a refreshing start to the day. The ride to their school [...]

A Foreign World

Words:  Michael Barry, Painting: Mike Rosen, Photograph: Walter Lai This black, cream and white oil painting of Eddy Merckx and Felice Gimondi hung above me for decades – first on the main [...]

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