British Columbia

Vancouver bike route graffiti now includes a penny-farthing

A series of stencils that have appeared along designated bicycle routes in Vancouver give a tip of the hat to more alternative forms of pedal-powered transportation.

Stencils featuring less-conventional cycles appear on city bike routes

This stencil of a penny-farthing appeared on a portion of a designated bike route along MacLean Drive. (Jesara Sinclair/CBC)

It is Bike to Work week in Vancouver, but it may not just be regular two-wheelers you encounter along the bike routes.

A series of stencils that would appear to give the nod to more alternative forms of pedal-powered transportation have appeared along some of the city's designated cycling routes.

The unicycles that were stencilled on the Dunsmuir Viaduct separated bike path have since been painted over. (Jesara Sinclair/CBC)

A pair of unicycles painted onto the Dunsmuir Viaduct, which CBC noted in October, have since disappeared, but another unicycle graphic, on Adanac Street just east of Clark Drive, is still in place.

And, more recently, a stencil of a penny-farthing has appeared on MacLean Drive near East Vancouver's Woodland Park.