Morris Robinson was born and raised in Vancouver and began cycling at a young age. By the time he was sixteen years old he was truly demonstrating his talent for the sport. His successes as a young cyclist helped set the standard of riding for other riders within the community.

Early documentation of Robinson’s cycling career began in 1928. “Morrie” cycled in the same era as fellow BC Sports Hall of Famers Jim Davies and ‘Torchy’ Peden. The three seemed to alternate winning the various events held throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 1929, Robinson won and set a new record at his first international competition, the 66-Mile Magnolia Bluff US road race.

In 1932, Robinson resumed his racing career after recovering from a broken back he suffered during a race and began setting new records. He set the fastest times in the following events: the One Mile and Ten Mile events at the BC championships, the 1000m at the Canadian Olympic Trials, the O.B. Allan Trophy handicap race, the 25 Mile Pacific Coast championship, the 15 Mile Moody Cup race at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, the General Clark Cup 54 Mile race, the Ten Mile Penwell Cup Classic, and the Province Race. Robinson still holds the race record for the 54-Mile Vancouver/Blaine road race, the 66-Mile Magnolia Bluff road race, and the Stanley Park Province race.

Robinson qualified two times for the British Empire Games in 1934 and 1938 and once for the Olympic Games in 1936. In 1934, Robinson was unable to get the funding necessary to travel to the British Empire Games, but in 1938 in Sydney, Australia he placed fifth in the 100-kilometer race. In 1936, Robinson was unable to participate in the 1936 Olympic Games due to a broken shoulder and had the 1940 Olympic Games not been cancelled due to World War II, he would have represented Canada at the event.

In later years Robinson was a member of the Vancouver Bicycle Club and the Burnaby Wheelers Cycling Club where he served as club president. He organized and officiated at races and was instrumental in organizing the Province Cup Race after World War II. He also coached many notable young cyclists.