Dr. Parry E. Doolittle
Today known as the "Father of the Trans Canada Highway". Dr Doolittle first built a bicycle made of wood in 1878, he next made an iron bicycle using the barrel of an old gun as the backbone. He won his first bicycle race in 1881, and by 1883 had ridden 10,000 miles on a bicycle.
(The Canadian Wheelman October 1883)
In those early years the Canadian Wheelman has multiple reports of his races and fancy riding competitions and by 1887 he had amassed a large collection of medals which was unfortunately lost. (The Canadian Wheelman April 1887 page 65)
In 1894 Dr Doolittle lost a closely fought battle to be president of the CWA to A.T. Lane 764 votes to 753. (The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review March 30 1894) . He would have won this election except for the fact that 50 proxy votes were in the pockets of two representatives who were absent for the room at the time of the election.
His biography can be found on various websites some of which are listed below.